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EDITORIAL – Terry Lake can’t be faulted for lack of effort

Outgoing Kamloops-North Thompson MLA and Health Minister Terry Lake.

WHEN SOMEONE dies, we look for good things to say about them. We talk about their talents, their skills, the people and dogs they loved, their hobbies, and their volunteer work.

When politicians end their careers, they don’t get the same break. Every wart is polished up and put on display for final viewing.

We don’t, after all, trust or think well of politicians, so aiming a kick or two or three at them as they’re on the way out is just something we like to do.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

2 Comments on EDITORIAL – Terry Lake can’t be faulted for lack of effort

  1. Ken McClelland // March 22, 2017 at 9:16 AM // Reply

    I believe Terry Lake deserves a lot of credit for a job well done. Thanks Mel, for taking the high road. Health, Education, and Environment have to be three of the toughest portfolios in current times, and he has handled two of those three very well imho.

  2. I suppose there must be a little bit of comfort to be had in the dictum “it could’ve been worse”…but others erudites have written with a slightly different take.

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