Disappointed by Team Burnaby

Once again election season is on the horizon. Certain media continue to refer to this as the "silly season."

This is an insult to those who have aspirations, legitimate or otherwise, to seek public office.

That said, the reappearance of Team Burnaby gives credence to the term.

Team Burnaby is a blessing to the current NDP mayor and council. Team is an autocratic organization whose sole purpose is to promote the name and hopefully elect one person to council. I participated in the last civic election under the Team banner and after the election served briefly as its president. To those entering the political arena for the first time, proceed with caution.

Don't repeat the mistake I made. I was not a novice and still responded to what seemed an honest call to participate. In my case it was "no fool, like an old fool."

Beware of promises made and see if you can count any that are kept.

Ray Power


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