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