Letter: Harper left country in good shape

No doubt history will judge him far more positively than some would like to think. Credit where credit is due, please.

To the editor:

The following are my thoughts in response to the letter Odds Harper a No-show for Dec. 3 Parliament Opening, Dec. 2 Kelowna Capital News.

Well, seems Mr. Harper did attend Parliament. No surprise to us!

Strange that people want to forget the positive things that have been accomplished by others. Shakespeare wrote these words: “The (apparent) evil that men do lives after them, the good is ‘oft interred with their bones.”

Stephen Harper and his colleagues guided our country through some pretty treacherous financial waters and on the whole, managed to leave things in much better shape in more ways than just financially.  Better than we can expect four years from now, if things continue as we now see them.

Of course Mr. Harper showed up at the opening of Parliament.

No doubt history will judge him far more positively than some would like to think. Credit where credit is due, please.

R. Keppy, Kelowna

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

Coordinated search finds missing Kelowna boy

All available police resources were called in to help find a missing boy Monday afternoon

Kelowna students leave for downhill challenge

A group of students from UBCO is ready for annual concrete toboggan race

Kelowna’s Serwa named to Olympic team

Kelsey Serwa is one of eight Canadian ski cross athletes headed to PyeongChang

Vernon Search & Rescue find lost snowmobiler

Male, 19, went missing in Hunter’s Range area near Enderby

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

VIDEO: Fuel truck and train collide in B.C. causing massive fire

More emergency crews are still arriving on scene of a massive fire at the Port Coquitlam rail yard.

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest after at game at Pitt Meadows Arena last Wednesday.

Cause of Northern B.C. seaplane crash released

TSB releases report on seaplane crash during a water landing in 2016 near First Nations community

Vancouver police crack down on pop-up pot vendors

Officers raided merchants’ tables on Robson Square late Sunday

Angels at The Mule

Penticton nightclub introduces angel shots for safety

Dryer explosion at Teck Elkview Operations

Locals report hearing loud bang

Most Read