Iannidinardo wouldn’t get my vote

I want to start this by saying that I’m no “plant” like Christy Clark accused that woman of being.

Iannidinardo wouldn’t get my vote

Iannidinardo wouldn’t get my vote

I want to start this by saying that I’m no “plant” like Christy Clark accused that refreshingly honest woman of being. Indeed, I have a well-developed dislike of the misnamed BC “Liberals” and the damage they have done to this province. For most of my adult life I have been an NDP supporter.

That being said, there is no way I could bring myself to vote for Lori Iannidinardo, because her past actions have shown me she doesn’t actually follow through on her stated beliefs. She claims to be for affordable housing despite the fact that as CVRD director, she supported and voted for a development that replaced 14 very affordable housing units with 14 very expensive townhouses. She knew that at the time, and she also knew that development would rip apart the remainder of that neighbourhood that was among the more affordable as far as house ownership in Mill Bay went.

In short, she can talk lots of happy talk, but I know from personal experience that when the chips are down, she can be convinced to vote and act opposite of her stated beliefs.

Ultimately I’m thankful for one thing that has resulted from the harm her action did to my family. The outcome of that process she was involved in was so painful that we have moved from our home of 14 years to a new place in a different riding. I’m thankful for that because if I was still in her riding, I’d probably, for the first time in my life, not vote in this election, which would be sad because I’d like to see Christy Clark gone.

Terry Parker

Ladysmith