Voters should decide on drug-firm lawsuit

Re: “B.C. sues drug firms over opioids,” Aug. 30.

After spending somebody else’s money defending the downtrodden (civil rights in B.C.), Attorney General David Eby has the good luck to gain access to the bottomless monetary jackpot — taxpayers’ dollars.

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Instead of concentrating on his portfolio and the people who voted him in, he wants to tilt at windmills by spending $20 million to $40 million to sue drug companies. Who gave him that right?

Spending taxpayers’ millions to sue tobacco companies, drug companies or large corporations should be decided entirely by a referendum. The way the world is going today, he will probably end up as premier. When that happens, hang on to your wallet.

Richard Pacanowski

Parksville

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