An answer, please

An answer, please Open Letter to Premier Dennis Fentie: I listened with interest to your response to a question raised in the legislature recently by Opposition leader Arthur Mitchell. You informed the assembly of what a good job your government has done

Open Letter to Premier Dennis Fentie:

I listened with interest to your response to a question raised in the legislature recently by Opposition leader Arthur Mitchell.

You informed the assembly of what a good job your government has done since the 2006 election. In fact, without being overburdened with any responsibility or accountability, in this time frame it has actually accomplished a number of notable objectives.

In fact, its ability to deceive the public for so long about the ATCO and hotels issues was quite a feat in itself.

And its continuing neglect of long-awaited infrastructure funding and its very solid support and protection of friendly local monopolies, permitting an almost total destruction of the Watson Lake regional economy, must have taken a lot of work and planning.

Your government must have experienced a great deal of satisfaction when burning all those remote wilderness cabins and shelters. And with such a long list of other similar accomplishments to its credit, I won’t continue outlining any more events at this time. I’m assuming you must be proud of at least these contributions.

Fentie, I realize you would give almost anything to somehow find ways to deflect public interest and attention away from the hidden activities of you and your government, but your enthusiastic support of the very dangerous and time-wasting private members Bill 108, now before the legislature, has to be a pretty blow even for a premier.

In accepting its introduction, and extending the discussion period of the committee studying the bill right up to the end of your term in 2011, you and your government have proclaimed to everyone throughout Canada and the Commonwealth that you wholeheartedly agree to the destruction of our legislative assembly, and a return to colonial rule, but you haven’t outlined why.

I am puzzled by just what you and your friends would have to gain if it was passed. It is certainly not in anyone else’s interest.

I therefore believe it is incumbent upon you as spokesman for your government, to publicly state your reasons and views regarding this matter at the earliest possible moment.

We the people are certainly entitled to this information.

Donald E. Taylor

citizens’ advocate