Value ex­pe­ri­ence

The London Free Press - - LETTERS -

Re­gard­ing the ar­ti­cle Can­di­date quits in favour of fe­male ri­val

(Oct. 4) about the Ward 13 all-can­di­date meet­ing.

The only story out of this all­can­di­dates meet­ing was Rod Mor­ley quit­ting in favour of the only woman can­di­date, who may have the least ex­pe­ri­ence of all the can­di­dates.

Yes, we need more women, es­pe­cially those with ex­pe­ri­ence of life, gov­er­nance and ac­tu­ally run­ning some­thing.

Why has The Free Press fea­tured new, untested can­di­dates on the front page, not once but three times? Where is the recog­ni­tion of those who bring solid ex­pe­ri­ence of run­ning an or­ga­ni­za­tion or busi­ness, cre­at­ing jobs, em­ploy­ing Lon­don­ers and con­tribut­ing per­son­power and money to our com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions?

I dare you to find some­one who meets these cri­te­ria to fea­ture in your next edi­tion.

Dis­cus­sion of poverty, hous­ing and other is­sues of need, dom­i­nated the Ward 13 meet­ing on Oct. 3. The only can­di­date who got to the point was John Fyfe-Mil­lar who ob­served that, aside from health care, which is largely gov­ern­ment funded, the ba­sic is­sue is pro­vid­ing jobs with in­comes that will make it pos­si­ble for peo­ple to sup­port them­selves and their fam­i­lies. This is a can­di­date who knows the first prin­ci­ples of build­ing for Lon­don’s fu­ture. C. R. Charl­ton Lon­don

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