Letters to the editor – October 3, 2019

Issues more important than Trudeau’s past


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was part of a school production.

It was 20 years ago.

I don’t care what happened 20 years ago.

I care about today.

The political rhetoric that has happened over the last several weeks should not overshadow the issues that should be addressed in this campaign: agriculture, rural development, investment in local jobs, people.

Where do those fit into our campaign:, local, provincial or national?

I have been part of provincial and federal campaigns over the years. I have never seen this type of mudslinging, disrespect and lack of real issues before. It is time to stop.

Yes — Mr. Trudeau screwed up. Think about it. Your school plays, your 4-H rallies, your church concerts — was there never racial, religious or personal overtones in any of those?

To all the hopefuls of the great and noble cause called politics — let it go. If this keeps up you may find that your neighbour has a picture of you picking his carrots, or worse, peeing in his or her garden.

To quote a biblical term — let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.

How long do we have to atone for the mistakes of our past? Any of us?

Trudeau has done a lot of things to convince me not to support his party. This is not one of them.

Don Dewar

Dauphin, Man.

Don Dewar is a former candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada.