No-casino group stands in the way of progress

The Peterborough Examiner - - OPINION -

Brady and Howlett need to step away and let progress hap­pen. This group does noth­ing but create dis­sen­sion and added ex­pense to any form of progress the city tries to ac­com­plish. They con­tinue to be­lieve that they should be the ones that dic­tate how the rest of the ci­ti­zens spend their money and leisure time, where they should shop, and in gen­eral what moral code we should all live by. Forty peo­ple protested. Speaks for it it­self.

Be­ing re­tired my­self, I can ap­pre­ci­ate that this group looks for some­thing to oc­cupy their time. A ma­jor­ity of this group, as seen by the pic­tures of the main pro­test­ers and speak­ers, are se­niors. The ef­forts by this coun­cil are for the long term eco­nomic vi­a­bil­ity of the city go­ing for­ward. The at­trac­tion of added in­come that will create jobs, add funds for con­tin­u­ing pub­lic works, eco­nomic spin off ben­e­fits and help­ing to keep ris­ing taxes to a min­i­mum for us should be com­mended not con­demned.

Ther­rien and Bald­win should con­sider their con­tin­u­ing no votes. Is it re­ally be­cause they buy into the No Groups ar­gu­ments?

Do they think that get­ting their votes fur­thers their po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tions at the ex­pense of the progress and ef­forts to se­cure a bet­ter fi­nan­cial fu­ture for the city that will be needed with the in­evitable growth this city? The num­ber of times we have seen these two on the nay side gives cre­dence to this sus­pi­cion.

W. Dunk McClen­nan St.

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