DON QUIXOTE VS. CITY HALL When an American gets mad, he says "where's my Gun". When a Canadian gets pissed off he says "Where is my pen, I'm going to send a letter to the EDITOR". When the EDITOR won't publish his letter he sets up his own BLOG page.
When I received enough support to get a Council Seat the dogma of the establishment became : "Better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside pissing in." (Only time will tell !)
The federal government may respond this fall to a Vernon based petition calling for auxiliary police officers to get a tax credit. North Okanagan Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold tabled a 779 name petition on the issue in the House of Commons back in May. He is not sure if the Liberal government will support the idea. "On these types of things, government usually keeps them quite close to the chest until they are ready to make an announcement." Arnold says the government may issue a response, when parliament resumes September 19th. "I believe we'll get a response in some way, but the response may simply be that we are looking at this issue, but are not moving forward at this time. That is a potential," Arnold tells Kiss FM. Arnold says auxiliary officers put their lives on the line for Canadians, and to not recognize them the same as volunteer fire fighters, would be a shame. The petition was initiated by Vernon city councillor Bob Spiers. Most of the people who signed it were from BC (388), while 284 were from Ontario. The RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program was first introduced in 1963 to enhance community policing and crime prevention initiatives, and there are currently about 1,600 Auxiliary Constables nation-wide.