Letters to the Editor

Don’t forget Hazel

Re: the story ‘It’s Westbroek vs Widdifield’ (The NEWS, Aug. 19).

Has Denyse Widdifield heard of the mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion?

She was acclaimed twice and re-elected 10 times. This lady has been mayor for 36 years. This is more than double the time Teunis Westbroek has been in office.

I would suggest that people don’t want change just for the sake of change.

Please give me one good reason why 15 years is too long for a mayor to hold office, if that is the wish of the people?

So, Widdifield states she has no political experience. She is therefore going to use our town as a testing ground to hone her skills. Being the mayor of a town is vastly different from fund raising for the Rotary Gala or the Heritage Forest. Maybe she should run as a councillor first. That way we could see what type of mayor we would be getting if or when we award her that trusted position.

I have a question for her which I think should be answered publicly.

Did she or her team have any connection to or with the recent telephone poll carried out by the Logit Group? I and many others would be interested to hear her response.

Susan Porter

Qualicum Beach

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