City council shouldn't meddle with federal riding realignment
At the last New Westminster city council meeting some councillors expressed their opposition to the recently proposed federal riding realignment.
They even passed a motion to make a presentation at the upcoming Open House about it.
What business does a city council have in supporting or opposing a proposed federal riding realignment, especially when this issue is outside of civic business?
It is no secret that many of our councillors received support from the NDP during the last civic election and I believe they feel a need to pay back that favour.
They must believe that this realignment will be a disadvantage to the NDP party so they are spending city resources to prepare a presentation to express their opposition.
In other words, they are using your money to support their political position.
Is that ethical or even moral?
Take note that New Westminster residents who are in favour of the realignment will not be represented by city council.
Are some councillors abusing their positions by not representing all the people of New Westminster equally?
Did those councillors survey residents, and if so what were the results?
I assume we will have to vocalize our opinions otherwise, just like the city’s decision to borrow $59 million, your councillors think whatever they do is automatically OK because they were elected.
I think not.