EDITORIAL – Doesn’t every Legislature need a wood splitter of its own?

Speaker Darryl Plecas. (Image: BC Hansard)

An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL about the wood splitter?

Doesn’t every Legislature need one? You never know when a tree is going to fall down on the Legislative grounds.

And where did you think they would park it? At the clerk’s house, of course, where it would have to be tested to make sure it’s in good working order.

Seriously, though, nothing gets taxpayers madder than what we like to call the “culture of entitlement,” whether it involves politicians or bureaucrats.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at

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3 Comments on EDITORIAL – Doesn’t every Legislature need a wood splitter of its own?

  1. Just another fine example of how well politicians in BC treat the public purse and have been doing so for years and years. Now it comes to light and the blame game starts. Well here is a clue, you are part of the problem period and not part of the solution because you cannot be trusted.

  2. Joe and Jane Citizen are allowed to vote at election time. Unless Joe and Jane want to take part in a peaceful protest, there’s some question if we are to be heard until the next election. The decision making is done by the folks elected to office. “Trust us”, Joe and Jane are told.

    It looks like some hanky panky has been going on in Victoria for quite some time. Did no one in a previous government know what was going on? Were they all completely oblivious?

    It will be interesting to read & hear what kind of criticism is levelled by our present MLA’s who occupy our local constituency offices.

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