Letters to the Editor

February 24, 2004

     RE: Gerretsen's "NO" to City of Kawartha Lakes Deamalgamation

     In the last provinincial election I cast my vote for the Liberal candidate in this riding based solely on Dalton McGuinty's promise to abide by results of the deamalgamation referendum. Although generally a supporter of the PC's, the Harris government's handling of the amalgamation of the former Victoria County cost them my vote. I guess I was fool to think that, once in power, a Liberal government would behave any differently... or live up to its promises.

     Messrs. McGuinty & Gerretson, your decision to ignore a clear majority vote by the citizens of this municipality, in spite of your campaign promises, has shown that you are no different than your predecessors. You are proof of the old joke "How can you tell when a politician is lying?... His lips are moving." But what is worse, much worse, is that you have spit in face of democracy. You have ignored the clearly expressed will of the majority in this referendum. And you have left a lot of citizens even more disillusioned and distrustful of government and the political process.

     Quite simply, you should be ashamed.

     Attached is a copy of a letter to the editor of "Kawartha Lakes This Week". Not that I expect it to do much good, but the least we can do is point out the liars and hypocrites for what they are.

     TJ Wood

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