LETTER: Not everyone agrees with council’s opinion

Time has changed nothing. Certainly, compensation has been awarded for lesser insults.

The letter concerning the animal control presentation at council, on October 30, struck a deep chord with me as many times at previous councils I have witnessed people treated just as the letter described, subjected to emotional stress, on the face of it ignored and most certainly not listened to and left in no doubt that unless one agreed with council’s opinions then a person would be better off to just silently disappear.

For sure I know there are many, many citizens who have suffered as I did, many times over, intimidated, verbally and emotionally abused, when we were only trying to exercise our democratic rights to express an opinion, hoping and thinking we could actually make a difference to the outcome of the Council’s decision.

Hope sprang eternal!

But no, as Maureen Harper’s letter stated,  obviously it is business as usual.

Time has changed nothing. Certainly, compensation has been awarded for lesser insults.

I too disagree with all animal control being taken over by Chilliwack as it is a long way to go to retrieve an animal, and certainly it will be an escalating cost for Mission residents.

It will be poetic justice if councillors who voted to move all animal control to Chilliwack are the first to find their animals being taken to Chilliwack.

 

Jeanette Smith

Mission