Letters to the Editor
February 24, 2004
To Premier McGuinty and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Mr Gerritson
When your party was in opposition you made many speeches arguing that
forced amalgamations were undemocratic, didn't work, didn't save money,
didn't improve services and destroyed communities. All very true
comments, as we in this ridiculous "City" of Kawartha Lakes now
know.Also, Premier McGuinty,you committed yourself in a signed letter to
honour the results of a referendum if you were in power.
Well, HELLO Mr. Premier. The referendum was held, the majority voted
to de-amalgamate,and you sent another letter via Mr. Gerritson which
broke your promise.
Mr. Gerritson, ... your cowardly behaviour in the Council Chambers in
Lindsay was appalling. You refused to address council or even answer
questions. Also sir, did you really feel in need of police protection?
De-amalgamationists hiding in the bushes with slingshots? Really!
My husband and I served in the R.C.A.F. during W.W.2, a war which was
fought to preserve democracy. What are you going to tell your children
gentlemen? That democracy is no longer relevant?
We have to conclude that politicians are people who make promises and
spout democratic principles when in opposition, and break promises and
forget democracy when in power.
Rene and Glen Wood
Township of Verulam
County of Victoria