Letter: UBC Consulting

To the editor:

In response to "No Consulting Needed", there are those who believe that government should be run as a private business. I am not one of those. I do believe that governments should be fiscally responsible. However, it is WE who elect the board of directors and they are responsible to US. In the case of OUC I believe that the public would have been best been served through a consultative process. We do not live in a dictatorship. I find the arrogance of the present provincial government revolting. Their policy of "closed door decisions" must end. The UBC afiliation may be a good thing, but because there has been no debate we become instantly polarized. I sincerely hope that all those student voters out there remember that at election time.


To the editor:
The flaw in L.P's argument comparing the OUC /UBC merger as a business deal is that the college is decidedly NOT a business. It is a government run institution and not unlike any deal done with the public's tax dollars and government employees, the public - the students shouldn't have been left in the dark. No, it's not likely that the students would have any great say over the fate of OUC but they should have been consulted non-the less.


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