What was the point of a report on a report?

It was with great regret I read in Friday’s paper that there had been perhaps a sacrifice of liberties in our municipality. I think that it was unfortunate Mr. Harrison was not allowed to speak, yet I think there was some merit behind it.

I read online his report of a report by a good reporter (UVic’s Dr. Smith) and I questioned what the point was of all the trouble. In the 10-page report in question, waxing over how poor the survey done by CTQ Consultants was, there was a brief three-sentence summary at the end saying, “be careful when making decisions.”

I do respect my fellow citizens’ concerns as to their beliefs about what North Saanich is. However, if they felt so strongly on the subject as to require a report on a report by a good reporter, maybe they should have spoken a little louder while the survey was going on (which I found particularly fair and just, but we’ll leave that for another day) last spring.

Ryan Trelford

North Saanich



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