Re: "Falcon won't rule out return to politics," the Now, Aug. 30.
Anyone with young children can identify with Kevin Falcon's decision to leave politics to focus more on his family, especially with another child expected early next year just prior to the provincial election.
Politics is a demanding occupation, especially when you are the minister of finance and deputy premier of B.C.
As finance minister, Falcon can be particularly proud of the fact that B.C. has been able to maintain its AAA credit rating at a time when so many other provinces, states and countries have seen their credit ratings downgraded. This is no small accomplishment and it's a testament to the good government B.C. has enjoyed over the past 12 years.
It was also very admirable of Falcon, in stepping away from politics, to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and service of all who are involved in the public life of this province, from all political parties in the B.C. legislature, and especially the premier. Truly, the travel and time from away from family alone warrants our appreciation.
So, thank you to Falcon for his many years of service and congratulations to him and his wife on the pending addition to their young and growing family.
Christopher Law, Coquitlam