SUPPORT POURS IN FROM ACROSS ONTARIO FOR PAUL FROMM’S APPEARANCE AT HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor:
Your article advocating that the Canadian Association for Free Expression be denied the opportunity to submit a brief to Hamilton council is ironic, to say the least. In today’s editorial you stated: “Governments at all levels and of all stripes need to be very careful that they don’t abuse their positions of trust, including their commitment to be open, responsive and accessible to citizens. That’s central to their commitment to the democratic process and civic engagement”. If that isn’t doublespeak I don’t know what is. Let everyone’s opinion hit the table. Even Paul Fromm’s. If council or the public don’t agree with an opinion then argue it or ignore it. On the other hand, perhaps everyone’s point of view is essential to a robust dialogue on any issue at hand. What skin does the Spectator have in the game to deny a Canadian’s right to express themselves? Is it to control public opinion? Sounds like it.