Re: Strahl perfects a policy of avoidance, Times, Nov. 20.
I cannot in all honesty let this go without a response to Mr.
Stewart's letter. To set the record straight, we the voters elected Mark to represent our concerns not only here at home but in Ottawa where the laws for the people of our great country are established.
We often forget that Parliament sits along ways off and as such forget the hard work our elected members do on our behave. Their attention to the details of our economy, foreign affairs, tackling crime, supporting seniors, to name but a few, make Canada what it is. Not to mention that our economy has survived a world recession experienced by the U.S., Europe and Asia. This didn't just happen. Mark and others like him were part of the solution.
Sure Mark's duty is to his constituents. No one argues with that. Mark will take appoints for face-to-face time with us, field our concerns and answer as best as is reasonably possible. He will carry our issues to Ottawa. He cannot unfortunately serve every self-interest group or fight a personal vendetta we may have with a Canadian agency. Laws must be made for the majority not the individual, and Mark must represent all of us equally and fairly.
Mark does not avoid seeing people but, Jack does not seem to understand that even Mark can't be in two places at once. So Jack, before you opine and bloviate in the local papers, know your facts. Joe Verhulst Chilliwack