I have just read with interest Paul Henderson's story entitled "Ad-ing it up" in Thursday's paper.
Thanks Paul for sharing the reasons John Les has given for spending $15 million of our money on advertising. I for one, find the reasons John Les has given to be very pragmatic and timely.
It's so important for us to know what a good job our government is doing. Without these ads I would've had no idea what they were doing. I had just assumed that our government was simply making another poor decision based on misguided priorities. Silly me, I thought that they were just spending our money in an attempt to get reelected.
With these fresh insights I am going to watch these ads with a new interest and enlightenment, knowing that our government is simply "reaching out and trying to be informative." Speaking for myself, I am most appreciative. Spending this money as Gwen O'Mahony suggests on kidney dialysis machines or a new Vedder bridge would be irresponsible, especially with an election coming up.
Keep up the good work John. Keep running those ads, we really need them. An informed and educated electorate is the basis for a healthy democracy. It's such a shame that you aren't running again in our riding.
Unfortunately Paul didn't ask John about the numerous ads he is running to tell us that the PST is coming back. I had no idea. You mean the HST is really going?
Ken Bramble Chilliwack
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