Exaggerated hyperbole

I did not attend the North Saanich council meeting on Feb. 3 but did watch a fair part online.

Several speakers said not allowing the presentation by Springfield Harrison was an attack on democracy.

That kind of opinion is off the mark. Our council was democratically elected. According to the ruling by staff council had the right to turn down this request.

Let’s be little mature about what happens in North Saanich. Our democracy is not under attack.  What we have is difference of opinion. Future issues will be debated as fairly as are current ones.

The real issue is the last election. Most of the speakers are still angry at the outcome and equate their loss as as an attack on democratic rights. Perhaps the next election will swing their way — or not.

Whatever happens clearer thinking demands that we stick to the issues and not exaggerated hyperbole.

J.A. Tomminen

North Saanich


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