I would like to clear up a misunderstanding posted in the Cheers and Jeers section of your newspaper. Columbia River – Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald spoke on the CBC morning show a few weeks ago regarding his opposition to Jumbo Glacier Resort.
Some very astute questions were asked by the early morning host. One question was: why are you against the approval of Jumbo Glacier Resort, considering both Mike Harcourt and Glen Clark had been vocal in their support of the project?
The other question asked of Mr. Macdonald was: would you be in favour of the possibility of hundreds of jobs being created by this project? In my opinion, Mr. Macdonald avoided and fumbled both questions.
I called CBCs Talkback line and suggested he remember a political phrase coined by Bill Clinton in 1992: Its the economy, stupid. I thought Mr. Harcourt and Mr. Clark had both understood this political truism.
I would never call Mr. Macdonald stupid when describing his understanding of the valley economy, and I deeply apologize for any confusion. Economically inept or out of touch would be much more accurate in describing his grasp of our situation around here.