Council needs to stand up to Island Health

Were it not for Ed and Lois, I have my doubts that we would even have the hospital in it’s current location

I have to add my voice of support to Lois and Ed Jarvis and the growing objection to the issue of paying for parking at the new Hospital.

I read with interest, the account from Dan Maclennan) from (VIHA) Island Health who sorely understated that the idea was “not popular”.I can’t imagine why he would think it would be!.

More importantly,why should a faceless bureaucrat from down Island think that because this pay parking is done in other jurisdictions, make it in some way mandatory for it to be in place here.Because he said it does not  make it so.

The lead that the Jarvis’,who are private citizens,have taken on this and other community health issues is more than commendable and puts the politicians, present and past on council, to shame. Were it not for Ed and Lois, I have my doubts that we would even have the hospital in it’s current location. We, with their leadership got the hospital for Campbell River and I think we can follow the lead to overturn this, what amounts to a ridiculous extra tax on those who are ill and their families.

Someone on Council needs to take some leadership and pass a bylaw as Delta did for the benefit of it’s citizens, and face down Island Health. Good on ya Lois and Ed.

Robert Kaiser

Campbell River

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