BC Wildfires

While Justin Trudeau has taken the selfish route and called an election, British Columbians continue to be faced by devastating wildfires. Yesterday, my BC colleagues and I met with our Leader, Erin O’Toole to discuss this issue, and he has now released the following letter to Prime Minister Trudeau:

“Dear Prime Minister,

RE: British Columbia Wildfires

Last Sunday, you put your own political interests ahead of the people of British Columbia who are dealing with the damage and devastation of one of the worst wildfire seasons in recent memory. With each passing day, people across the province are faced with the fear and anxiety that comes with impending evacuation alerts and the subsequent knowledge that they may not have a home to return to.

Last month, the town of Lytton was completely destroyed by fire and we continue to see more communities under threat, including Merritt and West Kelowna. As wildfires continue to burn, these communities and the people who live there need all the support they can get.

This is an issue that you were entrusted to take seriously, and which you could have shown real leadership on. Instead, you called an unnecessary election. At a time when British Columbians are faced with the possibility of losing everything, they now have to think about politics.

I am urging you to put your own political interests aside, and put forward a comprehensive plan, including the deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces, to assist the province of British Columbia.

Canada’s Conservatives will always put the needs of British Columbians first, and we are focused on the affected families and communities who have been impacted by the devastating wildfires.”

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