Letter: Coulter Berry opposition building new party

Dear Editor,

It was quite ironic to see published a clear example [Coulter Berry unforgettable, Feb. 3 Letters, Langley Advance] of Coulter Berry opponents’ opportunistic exploitation of the project’s political currency.

The author is clearly stumping for a neophyte municipal political party with a letter that is essentially an election plug.

Those people don’t seem to realize they live in a representative democracy, or that Mayor Jack Froese is simply stating the political reality of our system: it isn’t, in fact, ruled by petition.

Anyone unhappy with our current political system ought to be advocating for reform to our political system, not attacking local community members and their families, as some opponents have.

It is evident that this is as much about campaign stumping for the new municipal party as it is about a small band of agitators prepared to waste any amount of tax dollars to assert their entitlement to “have their way” and ride a manufactured issue into the upcoming election.

It is hardly surprising that an individual who apparently has not fully informed herself of the material facts involved, or else deliberately chooses to misrepresent the facts, as evidenced with the many flawed assertions, would also find compelling the opponents of Langley Township and Coulter Berry who display the same “leanings and tendencies.”

The author’s first three words addressed Coulter Berry, before apparently forgetting all about Coulter Berry and launching into a full-on “love fest” for the Coulter Berry opponents and a new municipal party.

Catherine Doyle, Fort Langley

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