Mayor isn’t best choice to represent city abroad

Mayor Bill McKay is going to China on a trade mission for Nanaimo? The same mayor who often can’t even successfully lead a council meeting?

To the Editor,

Re: Mayor talks trade during trip to China, Oct. 29.

Mayor Bill McKay is going to China on a trade mission for Nanaimo? The same mayor who often can’t even successfully lead a council meeting? The same mayor who has managed to insult many people both inside and outside council chambers? This is the man we’re sending to one of the most culturally sensitive countries in the world?

Sending a trade mission to China with the premier may be a worthwhile investment for the city. However, we need a business leader who can do the job properly. Mayor McKay is certainly not that person.

Gail Radford-RossNanaimo


To the Editor,

Re: Mayor talks trade during trip to China, Oct. 29.

I was surprised to read that Mayor  McKay is seeking opportunities in China to bring a liquefied natural gas  industry to Nanaimo. I find it hard to believe that our city council would  vote for this. Did they?

Is McKay aware of the immense volume of water used by LNG plants in fracking and of the chemicals left behind to contaminate our soil?

Please, save us all this time and energy and forget this new proposal that would only compromise our beautiful city and rob our children of their safe and healthy future. Look for clean jobs instead.

Dyane BrownNanaimo


To the Editor,

Re: Mayor talks trade during trip to China, Oct. 29.

It’s not really too much of a surprise that Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay got to go on a nine-day so-called trade mission with, no doubt, all the usual perks, because after all, it’s only the Nanaimo taxpayers’ money that’s really funding this lifeless trip.

This is yet another very clear case of political over-excessiveness, which is dead wrong, more so when B.C. is very much still caught in the vise grip of a very hard-hitting economic recession. There should be in place economic sensibilities to prevent unnecessary and way too extravagant wastes of the taxpayers’ money.

Al MunroNanaimo

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