Letter: Unfair to small farm operators
To the editor;
Re: “Too easy for fake farms to dodge tax,” March 20.
In response to Mr. Metro Vancouver Consultant Scott Bowden:
Sir; insinuating that everyone on small acreages that have “Farm Status” are “Fake” and are doing so solely to dodge taxes, is out of touch with reality.
Yes, there are, and always will be, those who twist the system to their own benefit.
However, your article seems to lump EVERYONE who has a small farm into that group!
And I, and I am sure many others, take great exception to that.
Looking at a few numbers and graphs on a computer does not give you the right to label the countless small farms in the lower mainland as tax dodgers.
I doubt you have ever been to a small farm.
The wording of your article only proves that you have no idea, and are completely unqualified, to comment on our choice of lifestyle.
Robert Gary Parkes
Port Kells, Surrey, B.C.