Democracy passé — one dollar, one vote today’s mantra

Dear editor,

With DND apparently slapping down the new hospital site, that chunk of real estate will now be available to build a much larger homeless shelter next to Crown Isle.

The DCBIA merchants and their mouthpieces on Courtenay council will be jumping for joy.

Dear editor,

With DND apparently slapping down the new hospital site, that chunk of real estate will now be available to build a much larger homeless shelter next to Crown Isle.

The DCBIA merchants and their mouthpieces on Courtenay council will be jumping for joy.

If the shelter issue were laid to rest, however, we would be deprived of a great deal of entertainment. With their latest theatrics, Mr. Presley and his acolytes have just proved that not all five-year-olds are in kindergarten.

Stamped their feet, grabbed their marbles and ran away! Cute.

What’s next? Holding their breath till they turn blue? Maybe a (golden) lolly would quell Mr. Presley’s conniptions; perhaps in the form of additional public subsidies for the parasitic Economic Development Society?

Our stalwart defender of the well-heeled seems to take pleasure in showing not only contempt for Mayor Phelps and Couns. Leonard and Hillian but for the institution of democracy itself.

To be sympathetic to Coun. Presley’s position, I can understand his frustration when the mayor and other councillors do not bend to his will.

Don’t his opponents understand that this democracy thing is passé? One person, one vote? You’ve got to be kidding, right?

Don’t they know that the new paradigm is “one dollar, one vote”? Gosh, business isn’t democratic, so why should government be?

The sooner the misguided mayor and the socialist fringe on council understand these elemental concepts, the better!

So thanks to the fleeing councillors for their humourous tantrum and for setting such a fine standard of puerile behaviour. Highly amusing!

I can’t wait for the next council meeting… perhaps a coup d’état by Generalissimo Jangula and a group of mercantile mercenaries?

Say, will Couns. Presley, Jangula and Theos refund the city treasury a portion of their salary because they willingly chose to evade their responsibilities? A downtown business owner would never pay an employee who walked off the job, would they?

Or will these nomadic representatives keep their ill-gotten booty and buy comfy hiking boots for their journeys into the political wilderness?

G. Reynolds,

Royston

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