Con­nects with lo­cal ed­i­tor, let­ter writ­ers

Penticton Herald - - LETTERS -

Dear ed­i­tor: I like James Miller’s style and I think it has pro­voked more se­ri­ous let­ter writ­ing.

I have started to write on sev­eral oc­ca­sions only to have my sen­ti­ments ex­pressed ex­actly how I felt. Re­cently, it was about the John A. Mac­don­ald statue.

I think peo­ple get ridicu­lous when they are ap­proach­ing th­ese ideas, the mayor of Vic­to­ria in­cluded. We can’t go re­ar­rang­ing the past or we would never move for­ward.

I never knew about the res­i­den­tial schools grow­ing up in B.C., and this has all been an ed­u­ca­tion for me. Not to tear down but to learn from.

I’m sure to­day’s lead­ers will make de­ci­sions, per­haps mis­takes, that will be con­sid­ered poor judg­ment in the fu­ture. The con­ver­sa­tion is what’s im­por­tant, not the knee-jerk re­ac­tions.

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