Better communication needed between government departments

They don't seem to know what the other is doing, or that they even exist

Folks, I find it odd the system we are living under. I am talking about the government’s way of operating.

When a person is born and their parents register them with a government, the legal quagmire begins for that newborn for the rest of their life.

The problem as I see it, is that the various government departments do not know what the other departments are doing to an extent that I suspect they don’t even exist.

I’ll try to explain myself. My better half did on Sept. 5, 2014 and was recorded with Vital Statistics properly. Yet the GST department in Surrey is still sending mail to my dead wife on Oct. 3, 2014, which I received on Nov. 4, 2014 (notice the time frame). So far I have received three pieces of correspondence from three different governments that obviously are not in contact with each other.

I have heard from many people that we are treated like mushrooms and kept in the dark. Could it be that there are too many departments in our government? When I watch the TV coverage from the House of Commons it becomes obvious that our politicians of all ilk are not there to serve the public who voted for them, but to make the members of the House of Commons look like idiots.

Yukon Eric Holopainen,

Hope, B.C.

Just Posted

Newly elected Hope politicians took part in the Local Government Leadership Academy

The three-day event is aimed at helping new mayors and councillors navigate municipal politics

No records were beat, but Hope’s February temperatures aren’t average

Normally around 3C, the sub-zero temperatures made for both good and bad in the Fraser Valley

New Chilliwack YMCA was ‘worth the wait’ say visitors

Family Day will mark officially opening for new building, after sneak peek tours on Saturday

Opioid overdoses killing three people a month in Chilliwack

35 deaths in 2018 locally compare to 23 in 2017, 13 in 2016 up from about five per year before that

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

Stabbing at Lower Mainland banquet hall sends man to hospital

RCMP says victim has ‘non-life threatening’ injuries, incident still under investigation

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Most Read