Consider government funding priorities

BC Liberals shouldn't be spending taxpayer money on self-congratulatory advertising

Re: Start thinking about your vote, Letters (Feb. 13)

As we lead up to an election in May, BC Liberal funding priorities need to be brought to the public’s attention. The recent TV and radio ad campaign, mostly touting the success of the BC Jobs Plan (while Statistics Canada research shows the opposite), is part of the Liberal’s $17 million advertising budget. Rather than spending taxpayer’s money on self-congratulatory advertising, “Families First” Premier Christy Clark could have chosen to hire 280 much-needed special education teachers. Let’s consider that fact when we vote.

Lynne Marvell

President, Fraser-Cascade

Teachers’ Association

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