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Who'd want to be on council?

Editor: Four of the letters on page A11 in the Jan. 8 edition of Coast Reporter just have to be the some of the most vitriolic I have read in some time. One letter complains that Sechelt council "have regressed to a state back beyond the Neanderthal.

Editor:

Four of the letters on page A11 in the Jan. 8 edition of Coast Reporter just have to be the some of the most vitriolic I have read in some time.

One letter complains that Sechelt council "have regressed to a state back beyond the Neanderthal." A second letter complains "if you pass this idiotic piece of dribble." Yet a third letter asks for "a common sense bylaw to take place of all the inane ones." And a fourth wonders "wouldn't it be better to work on creating bylaws which actually protect us?"

Has running for Sechelt's council every few years become running to enter the lions den? We vote sinners out and then we vote saints in. And lurking in the shadows are those anxious to turn these new saints into sinners once again.

A candidate is virtually the guy or gal next door. Luckily most of them have thick skins and can take the heat as long as it is fair critical comment, and not the vitriol apparent in several of those letters.

In these circumstances, who would run for council were they to live in Sechelt? Not me.

Bernard McGrath

Langdale

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