To the Editor:
For the past four years you have been good enough to allow me to put my views in your respectable newspaper, so I can speak on behalf of my fellow Thompson citizens – from the bottom of my heart, sir, thank you! Now with your kind permission I am asking you once more to allow me to reach the good people of Thompson and give them an honest report on current issues before the civic election.
We have 20 candidates running for public office as councillors. These can be divided into three categories:
Some that we haven’t heard of until recently (they attended very few council meetings). These people are saying how smart and resourceful they are (and the voters will have to take their word for it).
Some of us that attended quite a lot of the council meetings (I myself have only missed about three of them in the last four years). Now this gives us good knowledge, second only to the present councillors. For example I can tell you that with respect to the grant-in-lieu, only two councillors voted against it (Mr. Duncan Wong and Mr. Ron Matechuk) and the mayor and the rest of council voted for it. Now the same councillors that voted for it have stated at the debate that took place Oct. 3 that they are not pleased with it. Hello? These are the third group of candidates and they want another term?
So fellow Thompsonites, please help me clean this great city of ours, for together we can make a difference. If elected I will represent you well, keep you informed and I promise that I will live up to your expectations.