Poll a waste of money

The Sudbury Star - - OPINION -

Is the city ac­tu­ally go­ing to poll what hap­pened at this year’s elec­tion through Or­a­cle or is this a sec­ond April 1st?

Why are they wast­ing tax dol­lars polling a sit­u­a­tion that only those who were af­fected can com­ment on?

There is no doubt about the re­sults of this poll. The gen­eral re­sponse will be sat­is­fac­tion.

The mayor him­self was quoted as call­ing the vot­ing a “colos­sal fail­ure”.

Was he ly­ing when he said that or was he cov­er­ing all bases in case the re­sults had him los­ing?

In my opin­ion and that of oth­ers, he was cor­rect in his assess­ment of the sit­u­a­tion.

The hopes of the mayor and the city that this type of polling at tax­payer cost will val­i­date what took place is an in­sult to all those who were dis­en­fran­chised.

Those are the peo­ple who should be ref­er­enced, not a pop­u­lar­ity is­sue across the en­tire pub­lic.

To con­duct this type of polling will sim­ply tell those who had their vot­ing rights com­pro­mised that they don’t count in the Big­ger pic­ture.

I, for one, am highly of­fended to see my tax dol­lars used in this man­ner.

Shame on those who dreamed this up. Thomas Price White­fish

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