I found Black Press regular Tom Fletcher’s opinion piece on the activism supporting the preservation of 85 per cent of the Great Bear Rainforest to be steeped in irony. While Mr. Fletcher claims that organizations opposed to logging use First Nations as “props” to support their views, Mr. Fletcher cherry picks a quote from a First Nations spokesperson to make his misguided point.
In deepening the irony, Mr. Fletcher contradicts a recent editorial from the CV Record that asked that comments contributed to pieces that are published refrain from abusive attacks.
Mr. Fletcher’s ideological extremism is a continual feature of your paper. I would hope that you would hold him to the same standard as us all.