Re-torque politicians’ lug nuts

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Dear Editor,

Re: Fuel prices cited in suicide, May 2000

I wonder, how many more incidents such as this will we have to see before the government decides to open their eyes and face the fuel problem at hand.

There is obviously a political neglect of a very serious nature here. The fuel prices not only tear at the survival of the trucking industry, but also cut deep into the personal lives of those people involved in the business.

Low pay, high maintenance costs and fuel prices, just to mention a few, all hold high levels of stress that don’t always stay in the cab when you park the truck for the weekend.

The pressures of it all can create tensions between families and loved ones, often resulting in feelings of despair and worthlessness. It’s high time the government starts taking some responsibility for its actions and seeing the problem at hand.

I feel for the owner/operators out there, and one thing is sure: there are obviously some politicians out there that need their lug nuts re-torqued.

Stew Geworsky

Gretna, Man.

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