You might think Gordon Campbell deserved it

Former premier Gordon Campbell is set to become Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Editor, The News:

Former premier Gordon Campbell is set to become Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

I (almost) don’t believe it.  I might even think that Mr. Campbell deserves this kind of recognition, for 25 years of public service.

However, there’s a very good chance that this is Mr. Campbell’s reward for selling the people of B.C. out to the federal government, by bringing in the HST, against the will of the people.

Now, apparently, it doesn’t matter that he had to resign, because he had lost the confidence of the people of British Columbia, and had sunk to the lowest approval rating of all premiers in Canada.  For some reason, all of a sudden, he would make a great representative for Canada.  I don’t think so.

This looks like an obvious attempt to reward him for his loyalty.

What do you and I get?  We get to pay more tax, on several things that weren’t previously taxed. We get to pay tax on tax on tax, and we get to pay the bill for the advertising that tells us how wonderful it will be if we just trust and wait.

Is the economy and employment improving?  Have prices come down?

I wasn’t born yesterday. Were you?

Sean Orcutt

Maple Ridge