Royal visit costs hard to justify

We are footing a $1 million-plus trip for two privileged people, their two young children, with nanny, to tour around for eight days.

To the Editor,

Last month, the annual fundraiser to fund school supplies and other necessities for Nanaimo’s large number of poor children was held. This month, the annual baking and donating of many, many dozens of muffins to a school with a very large number of children arriving daily without breakfast will be happening.

Nanaimo is not unique in child poverty, the rest of B.C. also has large numbers of children living below the poverty line.

This month, we are also footing a $1 million-plus trip for two privileged people, their two young children, with nanny, to tour around for eight days. They are members of the very wealthy British royal family. They are very welcome to come, but why are we paying?

We plead lack of money for more funding for education and welfare which would show long-lasting benefits to the more vulnerable among us.

Elin RossNanaimo