Upcoming B.C. election will be historic

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To the Editor:

This letter is essentially a continuation of the one I wrote in December (“B.C.’s next premier must have new and fresh ideas”), in regards to the upcoming B.C. provincial election in May.

I have a feeling that this year’s election just may very well be one of the most historic since 1952, when W.A.C. Bennett, leader of the Social Credit Party, was elected premier. This is because the issues of today are as important as they were more than 60 years ago.

Now, as promised, I am going to share my political views and innermost thoughts with you, so pull up a chair and lend an ear. Basically, I have borrowed elements of traditional conservatism from Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Brian Mulroney, and incorporated them into my own personal philosophy. (I refer to these three iconic leaders of the 1980s as “the big three”.)

I believe in complete and unconditional equality between men and women, creating employment for everyone, protecting health care, education, the environment, seniors pensions, same-sex marriage, working with union and non-union employees in a positive manner, and also eliminating poverty, hunger, racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism and bullying because they have no place in society. I am also quite progressive in my thinking, which may surprise some people, despite the fact I’m very conservative. I possess a warm heart, and am also very sentimental, compassionate and spiritual, and believe that everyone has a guardian angel watching over him or her.

To conclude my letter on something completely different: I thoroughly enjoyed the play, Anne Frank and Me, at the Prince Charles Theatre on Feb. 23. It was also quite emotional, moving me to tears. This coming weekend, I will attend the Kelowna Ballet, which should be a great performance. I enjoy all types of music, including heavy metal, if you can believe that — and I am 53 years old (soon to be 54 on June 11)! You take care, and have a nice day.

Allan Clement