LET THEM HEAR YOU
I just finished reading rick Bell’s column of Aug. 3, 2017. I must say I agree with his take on city council, with the exception of Mr. Chu, who, by simply phoning a non-constituent to clarify a point, earned my respect. I would like to expand on it just a bit by saying that we, in Calgary, are triply blessed by being able to say: “Our politicians couldn’t organize a one-man lineup at a two-hole outhouse!” and be 100% accurate when referring to any/all of the three levels of government intent on screwing us. On a serious note, while it’s fun to write a letter to the editor and satisfying if it gets published, the sum total of change it effects is zero. If a politician does something stupid, hold them accountable by writing them a letter. not an email, but an actual paper letter, as email is too easily brushed off or deleted. Send it, not only to the offending politician, but to their boss, their counterpart across the aisle, and their counterpart’s boss. Continue to do this with every offence, please. even our dim-witted politicians would be hard pressed to ignore it if millions of letters were to start arriving at their place of employment. We have to remind them they work for us.
BILL FENTON (That would be just splendid.)