To the Editor,
Re: Nanaimo man on aid mission held by Israelis, Oct. 23.
I would like to thank the Bulletin for doing its utmost to keep the citizens of Nanaimo informed about this important humanitarian effort to end an international embarrassment; the continued occupation of Palestinian territory by Israel.
No country or government should be allowed to keep human beings in less than human conditions.
I do, however, take issue with Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney’s comments. He shows a unique combination of ignorance and agenda by disparaging the efforts of Jim Manly.
How could Lunney appreciate the sacrifice made by certain brave individuals to help those less fortunate? I have never known Lunney to act as such.
The only thing Lunney appears to fight for is his power and privilege. For more than 10 years he has held down a permanent seat in the government’s backbenches. His influence is limited, in part because his actions are limited to safe, self-serving cheap shots at citizens who sacrifice to improve the situation of those who are suffering.
Lunney has never received my support, and should not hold his breath. However, the people of North Nanaimo/Oceanside/Alberni deserve better representation. I believe the Conservative party should be able to put forth the quality of candidate that would not just occupy a safe seat, but use that position to fight against injustice.