Letter: mayor’s approach is ‘worrisome’

“Changing the rules to suit politicians does not inspire confidence in government.”

Re: “Mayor refuses to divulge activities at municipal conference,” June 13

We all agree that the function of our mayor and city council is to serve us, the people. Recently Bruno Tassone, our mayor, appeared to believe it was the other way around.

Refusing to report on a Canadian Municipalities conference in Quebec City because he went as a representative of and was paid by the RDCK, he then forbade further questioning of councilors who attended and reported or did not report.

This dictatorial approach is worrisome. Not long ago he stated the rules regarding monies allowed to be spent at conferences would be changed to a higher amount.

Is this how a democracy works? Changing the rules to suit politicians does not inspire confidence in government.

Tommy Douglas, our great Canadian supporter of democracy and the man who gave us Medicare, warned that politicians are cats and made laws for cats. We are mice. Let that not be the case in Castlegar!

Leona Friesen

Castlegar

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