Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Opinion: Freedom of Speech

I would be remiss if, as a witness, I didn’t comment on the drama that unfolded at the February 3rd North Saanich Council Meeting.

Specifically, Council’s decision to  muzzle a North Saanich resident simply because they didn’t want to hear what he had to say.

In reviewing 2011 election campaign material, I came across the following (excerpts), and now wonder....who WAS the author of these statements?

Ted Daly:  “I would ensure that we listen to our entire community.”

Dunstan Browne:  “Respect...”

Conny McBride:  “.....appreciate all opinions...”

Craig Mearns:  “Respect...”

From the Team North Saanich website:  “ for our TEAM NORTH SAANICH (Dunstan BROWNE, Craig MEARNS, Conny McBRIDE and Ted IZARD) to bring about a new attitude in local Government...”

A new attitude indeed.  November 2014 can’t come soon enough.

Heather Gartshore, North Saanich