How can we respect Glover?
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover comes to town to open Conservative candidate for Brandon-Souris Larry Maguire’s campaign office and trashes the local newspaper and any other news outlets that have covered the party’s extremely suspect nomination process. In her own words from the Brandon Sun story the next day: “I’ve heard a little rumbling about some nonsense about a nomination race here. Have you heard about this? Well, a few of the papers that I’ve been reading are making up this story about the Conservatives not being united and strong and ready to take this riding again. I thought that’s got to be a load of crap.” My word. How is the regional minister for Manitoba — not to mention the Harper minister in charge of “official languages” — supposed to earn any of our respect with poorly chosen comments such as that?
Maguire moonlighting in plain sight
Kudos to Brandon Sun reporter Jillian Austin for posing the tough questions to Arthur-Virden MLA — and my member of the Manitoba legislature — as to how he can be opening his federal campaign office on a weekday. One would think that’s when he’s on the Manitoba taxpayer’s payroll and he shouldn’t be spending his time on his dream to become the next MP for Brandon-Souris. If that’s what he wants to do, then he should resign his provincial seat immediately and not wait for the byelection to be called.
Winter tires can be a lifesaver
The province of B.C. announced that it is now mandatory for drivers to switch to snow tires for the winter months. I think that the province of Manitoba should do the same. A gentleman in Westman told me that having snow tires on his vehicle saved his life.
City of Brandon, please do the right thing and help these people!
A man was telling me recently how upset he is that the land at the Kingsway trailer park in which he lives has been sold and that they have been given until April 1, 2014 to move elsewhere. He said that many simply can not find anywhere else to move their trailers. Some trailers are too old and therefore aren’t being accepted at other trailer parks. Can the City of Brandon meet with these trailer park residents and do something to assist them? Many have lived there for a very long time, some for over 40 years, and this decision is very upsetting and unsettling for them. If they give up their trailers, then where do they go? There is no room for them in Manitoba Housing accommodations. Are you forcing them to look for a place underneath the Eighth Street Bridge as well?
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 16, 2013