Sandspit woman feels snubbed by Premier

  • Wed Jul 26th, 2006 2:00pm
  • News

Some Sandspit residents are upset that Premier Gordon Campbell snubbed them on his recent visit.
Joni Fraser, who has written several letters to the premier about the dire economic situation in Sandspit, was appalled that the premier made no attempt to visit her community on his first visit to the Islands.
“He did not contact any of our leaders in our communities, other than Haida, even though he is well aware of the economic problems we are experiencing, Â…” she said.
She is considering asking the BC Taxpayers Association to investigate how her tax dollars are being spent.
“I do not mind money going to First Nations, but what about the needs of the rest of the population?”
She has also been keeping track of the responses various letter writers are receiving in the community. To her chagrin, she received another “polite, political, pathetic response” from the provincial government, identical to one she received on another occasion, on the very day the premier visited Skidegate.