Letter: Candidate should stick to the facts

Response re: local political debate of Oct. 10.

I took the opportunity to attend the political debate held on Oct. 10 in Salmon Arm. I found it very interesting to hear what the local candidates had to say regarding their platform.

In their closing remarks, I found the remarks of Cindy Derkaz of particular interest. After former MP Mel Arnold gave his closing remarks, Cindy stated that she considered herself to be a shadow MP over the last four years for the local riding.

Candidates must be particularly cautious in how they put themselves out to the public, ensuring that they are being truthful. Not only was that statement inappropriate for a candidate, it was not truthful, as she has never been elected as an MP or a shadow MP.

We have to ask ourselves, what other statements has she made in her platform that ring of being untruthful? We all know how Justin Trudeau answers questions honestly – he doesn’t.

Read more: Choosing integrity over wealth

Cheryl Leite


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Shuswap Emergency Program warns residents to prepare now for flooding

Risk of extreme flooding of Salmon River rises with forecast of high temperatures followed by rain

RCMP request public’s help in locating missing Salmon Arm man

Ken Derkach is a familiar face to many, one of the city’s residents who is without a home

Drunk man on dirt bike among May motor vehicle calls for Chase RCMP

Other calls resulted in excessive speed tickets and the arrests of two prohibited drivers

Playgrounds to reopen across the Okanagan on June 1

After nearly two months closure, playgrounds are set to reopen

Mission prison COVID-19 outbreak ends, 9 new cases in B.C.

New positive test at Port Coquitlam care home

Man who bound, murdered Vancouver Island teen still a risk to public: parole board

Kimberly Proctor’s killer is still ‘mismanaging emotions,’ has had ‘temper tantrums’

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

Booze on Kelowna beaches? Mayor says ‘not at the moment’

Mayor Colin Basran says alcohol in public spaces is not on council’s radar right now — but that could change

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen tripping elderly woman in Burnaby

The elderly woman was walking near the SkyTrain station when she was randomly tripped

Summerland amends procedure for virtual council meetings, adding transparency

During COVID-19 pandemic, meetings have been held using online technology

Motor trike crashes into hole in Kelowna

A man was taken to hospital after crashing his trike on Anderson Road

Serious vehicle incident closes Highway 97 near Falkland

DriveBC says an assessment is underway; delays expected

Most Read