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Letter: Borrowing for COVID relief must stop

The B.C. deficit is climbing steadily

Borrowing for COVID relief must stop

It is true that COVID-19 has caused major financial problems for all governments world-wide. In B.C. our premier John Horgan is blaming our growing provincial deficit because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is also a part of the deficit problem.

Why? He has given out billions in financial relief to all jurisdictions in the province that are interest-free and non-refundable. That is a great accomplishment on behalf of John Horgan. Where he is at fault on this accomplishment is that the B.C. government does not have the money, and he just keeps on borrowing the money for these financial handouts.

His job is to put a handle on these financial payouts and to start immediately to start controlling expenses. Why? He controls his own personal finances. Why have a different vision when it comes to B.C. taxpayer dollars?

The B.C. deficit is climbing steadily and the deficit will have to be paid down by the B.C. taxpayers. My crystal ball states that John Horgan does not care about the climbing deficit, because the next B.C. provincial election is three years away, and John Horgan will step down to retire from politics. Whoever replaces John Horgan will inherit the deficit problem.

Politics is a burden on personal health and family. Recently Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia premiers have retired and the Manitoba premier says that he will be retiring too.

Unbelievable!

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan

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