Let’s not have this wish come true

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Mayor han­kers for veto power (May 8)

Read­ing this col­umn left me speech­less. I can­not be­lieve in a demo­cratic society that there is any place for the mayor of a city to have veto power over coun­cil de­ci­sions. Dis­cus­sion, de­bate and vot­ing are ba­sic demo­cratic rights and I re­sent the mayor think­ing that he knows what is right for me when/if my coun­cil­lor dis­agrees with him. To me this would be the be­gin­ning of a slip­pery slope to­ward a dic­ta­tor­ship style of gov­ern­ment. I hope his wish never comes true. An­drea Dal­rym­ple, Dun­das

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