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Dear editor: I like James Miller’s style and I think it has provoked more serious letter writing.
I have started to write on several occasions only to have my sentiments expressed exactly how I felt. Recently, it was about the John A. Macdonald statue.
I think people get ridiculous when they are approaching these ideas, the mayor of Victoria included. We can’t go rearranging the past or we would never move forward.
I never knew about the residential schools growing up in B.C., and this has all been an education for me. Not to tear down but to learn from.
I’m sure today’s leaders will make decisions, perhaps mistakes, that will be considered poor judgment in the future. The conversation is what’s important, not the knee-jerk reactions.
I really want to applaud the letter from Chuck Liebrock, “Charity should begin at home,” (Nov. 2).
I couldn’t have said it better. It is sad when so much money is spent on politics and the basics are not met. I still can’t believe in our rich country they could spend $500 million on a 150-year celebration and yet be without quality drinking water or a place to sleep at night. Steve MacNaull found it important to report that Loyal Wooldridge is our first openly gay council member and I would argue we do not need to consider a person’s sexual orientation. Simply, he is the only new face on council.
Today I had to smile. Brian Henry is sad about the billboards blocking the view of the lake for the Indigenous Tourism Conference. Maybe he can talk to the people who own the land they are on and suggest it is a poor way to make money. Erika Podewils,