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Letter to the editor: Hey, John Horgan, I went and got a hobby like you said

I purchased a 1/14 scale model Tamiya remote control truck called a Knight Hauler. To the Karens in Victoria and Ottawa, that is a model of the things that keep Canada's economy rolling.
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A 1/14 R/C Truck Series no.16 Knight Hauler Metallic Special.

Victor Crapnell says that he wants respectful dialogue going on about our flag, our country and what it means to be Canadian (Jack Knox: 'I want my flag back' says sticker's creator).

When noisy protesters went to Victoria waving Canadian flags and with a message that Premier John Horgan did not want to hear, he told those Canadian protesters to go home, get a hobby and not bother peaceful (sleeping) Victoria primadonna residents.

Well, Mr. Horgan, I got a hobby. I purchased a 1/14 scale model Tamiya remote control truck called a Knight Hauler. To the Karens in Victoria and Ottawa, that is a model of the things that keep Canada's economy rolling. Assembled it and it looks pretty good. Currently looking for electronic components and a 1/14 scale reefer trailer to complete it. With supply chain issues and computer chip shortages, these things are currently unavailable in Canada.  When these hobby items become available, I will finish my model truck.

The electronic components will allow this model to reproduce the sounds (diesel engine noise and horns), lights and movements of a real noisy and loud truck. The reefer trailer will proudly display the Canadian flag and some other custom black decals, but I cannot say what they will say. Hint- not nice, not respectful but similar to the disrespectful messages that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Horgan have given to many Canadians the past two years.

Those noises and lights and movements are a symbol of Canada working, a foreign concept to the Karens in Victoria and Ottawa.

But do not worry, Mr. Horgan and Mr. Trudeau. When this noisy model truck adorned with Canadian flags is complete, I will not take it to Victoria or Ottawa. Those violent and nasty counter protesters in all likelihood would put a boot to my expensive, noisy and Canadian model truck. Model kit built in Japan, model assembled in Canada, kind of a paradox of the messed-up world of Canada, not much is actually made in Canada.

To Mr. Crapnell, it is very difficult to have respectful dialogue when Mr. Horgan and Mr. Trudeau are pushing Canadians apart on urban- rural divides, east west -divides and north -south divides.

Wayne Martineau

Fraser Lake