After attending last Tuesday’s meeting on the state of crime here in Oliver, we have a few comments to make.
First, wow! What a turnout of people.
However, we noticed a couple of people missing. Where were Linda Larson and Richard Cannings? Our two government reps were not there. Unbelievable!
The speeches were all very good, but one in particular stood out. Chief Clarence Louie made an unbelievably good speech. Everything he said was what everyone was thinking. Perhaps he should think of running for one of our government rep’s jobs. He would certainly get our votes.
Now, it was too bad there were not any of our judges present to explain to us why they let so many criminals out of jail, only to soon be caught again. Many have very long records.
The people deserve better than this. Where is the justice?
It is obvious that more manpower is needed to help the overworked RCMP here. Perhaps our missing government reps should be making this a top priority, or are we asking too much?
Brian and Joyce Davis, Oliver
(Editor’s note: MLA Linda Larson attended the forum but did not stay for its entirety. It was noted that MP Richard Cannings could not attend because he was busy on his “Ride the Riding” tour.)