MP Calkins should remember whom he represents

“(Jan) Slomp was not allowed into the closed meeting as Calkins claimed the NFU President had abused the privilege ... "

Dear Editor,

“(Jan) Slomp was not allowed into the closed meeting as Calkins claimed the NFU President had abused the privilege of coming to his constituency office.”

So wrote the News in the last issue. Apparently our MP does not understand or appreciate the role he fills as the representative of the people in his constituency.

It’s time he remembered that he is the elected representative of the people of this constituency, and not the regional branch of the Conservative Party of Canada. We pay his salary.

A competent and knowledgeable MP would have time and an ear for any and all of constituents, even if they were critical of his government’s policies.

I believe he fell far short of his responsibility on this occasion.

James Strachan