Open letter and wakeup call to Premier Christy Clark, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Loblaw president Gale Weston:
With my utmost gratitude, I offer our heartfelt gratitude for the political financial decisions made by our leaders and legal corporate people with the sound advice from their paid MBAs to close the public grocery stores in Fraser Lake and Houston, B.C.
As a citizen of Fraser Lake for over 50 years, grocery stores have come and gone since Louie Dahlgren’s facility and post office of the 1960s with post master P.T. Jacobson and, before that, Gayer and Connelly.
Now we have an opportunity to form an affiliated co-op or our own grocery that will stock healthy food for the members of local owners having, like you, a monopoly to capitalize on the purchasing power of all locals and keep the profits and taxes nearby to support farmers’ markets and locally produced products with fair and real competition. This without having the need to boycott your enterprises throughout the nation, while doing our best to eliminate Monsanto in the food chain.
The government policy to keep 70 per cent of tax collected has not helped anyone here and we will be working to change that to 70 per cent kept local and 30 per cent sent to the tax emperors in Victoria and Ottawa.
I again thank you for this decision and hope you see the light and meet our local committees to try and salvage your profits and taxes before it is too late.
P.S.: The local restaurant in Fraser Lake’s head chef borrowed factory eggs and returned to free run. He was amazed at the difference.
Old geezer senior citizens
James H. Danish
Fraser Lake, BC