Letters: Clown campaigning insult to vets

Dear Editor,

On a day of remembrance for those who fought for our freedom, I witnessed a sight so unfathomably indecent I could not believe my eyes. 

Clowns, literally clowns, were running up and down the intersection at Fraser Highway and 208th Street, holding signs campaigning for an election candidate.

I am utterly appalled at the timing and lack of humility. With a ceremony honouring Canada’s veterans, and also honouring those who gave their lives to protect our country being held only a few blocks away, the candidate decided to take advantage of the masses who were paying their respects by shoving his name right in front of their faces. 

The inappropriateness of this act truly says something about him and how he will act on city council. If he thinks Remembrance Day is a joke, how will he take the challenges of being on council? 

His tactics on Nov. 11 were insulting to everyone who had a part in both the First and Second World Wars, and also all those who still fight for our freedom and rights today. Who would vote for a man whose poppy shoots water in the faces of veterans?

Tristyn Lippingwell, Langley

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