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LETTERS: Councillor’s views clearer

Editor:

Re: Green machine gathers here, not there, March 18 column.

It is revealing to contrast the views of late White Rock councillor Larry Robinson and your man in Victoria, Tom Fletcher.

I did not know Robinson, but his reputation is that he was always respectful of others’ opinions, and he always sought the middle ground. Unlike Fletcher.

The title of his rant led me to think that Fletcher was mellowing. Nothing, of course, could be further from the truth.

A very telling comment, “I’ve written before about the distortions and evasions required to present such a fossil-fuel fairy tale,” could, in fact, describe his column. Achieving the height of silliness, he protests that you don’t see protesters in places like Libya and Saudi Arabia. Tom, people in those countries would be killed by the authorities for protesting against government policy. Is that what you are recommending?

If my grandson, Kian, ever asks me how to communicate clearly and accurately with anyone, I will point him towards Robinson rather than Fletcher.

William Bell, White Rock

 

 

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