We could site at least a dozen good reasons why the proposal to turn half of Port
Stanley into a time capsule should be shelved indefinitely.
To save readers the bother of wading through competing opinions, why can't we resort
to a bit of grass roots democracy? The council of Central Elgin should send a letter
to each of the 259 property owners included in the designation proposal asking them
if they wish to have their homes designated. Council should abide by the results.
The question should meet the requirements of clarity and objectivity.
If this is not done, we can only presume that MR. Cole and MR. Burns and company
feel that their views are more important than those of the property owners they
propose to subject to their heavy-handed rules.
If the democratic process doesn't suit MR. Cole and MR. Burns, maybe they should
move to some country where socialism has stronger roots.
........ and it is not pardonable that MR. Cole should express his views in a print
format addressed to the publisher and not to the newspaper, but not file the letter
with your online newspaper.
Democracy? ....... perhaps.
Frank and Nancy Prothero
Port Stanley, ON