Dix needs to be asked the hard questions

The media are too soft on the NDP and need to challenge its position.

Dear editor,

What is it going to take for the provincial media to start asking Adrian Dix and the NDP the tough questions they need to be asked? For that matter, what is it going to take for the media to stop being so angry about the past that they can start to talk about the future of our province and its economic health?

Premier Christy Clark does have a clear plan for the future and it’s a good one because she can see the economic crisis that’s coming down the pipe at us two to three years from now. She has already taken steps to ensure that businesses in this province can continue to provide jobs and thrive when, for example, the inevitable rise in interest rates occurs or when Europe’s economy collapses under the weight of the faltering economies in Greece, Spain, Italy and Ireland.

It won’t matter if interest rates rise a half point or 10 points. If the province’s economic health is not good, businesses simply won’t be able to afford to keep people employed.

Sadly, the NDP is all about now. Their vision doesn’t extend beyond the present even when it’s apparent that the real questions and challenges are lying in wait for us two to three years out.

Steering BC through the economic crisis ahead is going to require sober, forward thinking, not the dogmatic beliefs that have failed governments of all stripes in the past. The media need to start asking Adrian Dix some tough questions about the future of our province, questions he so far does not seem to have any answers for.

Roop Virk

Chilliwack