Mayor’s language insulting, offensive
I read with a sense of shock the story “Walking on broken glass” June 28 front page. It seems to me that Mr. MacDonald was bringing the potential for injury to the attention of the mayor and his office staff. I see no words in this front-page story to indicate Mr. MacDonald was being abusive. In fact, he made a legitimate complaint, which is allowed in our free Canadian society. The mayor on the other hand made some abusive and insulting comments.
The notion of people from B.C. being on drugs, or people from California giving “Trump treatment” is beyond words. I was so shocked at the mayors’ ignorance towards Mr. MacDonald. The Oxford dictionary defines abuse as cruel and violent treatment, or insulting and offensive language.
If Mr. MacDonald used insulting and offensive language let’s get it into print to prove some out-inleft-field point the mayor is trying to make. If the complaint came from someone who had not been originally from the area, would the mayor have treated that person so disrespectfully? Further, many of my Island friends are “come from aways” and I find them so very, very accepting of people differences. Good for you, Mr. MacDonald for making the town of Souris aware of a dangerous problem. Anyone getting their feet cut on this glass could, in fact, come after the town of Souris for compensation.