Mayoralty candidates lacking

Shame on the mayoralty challengers for not doing their homework.

To the editor:

Shame on the mayoralty challengers for not doing their homework.

At a public forum on Nov. 2, sponsored by Capital News and CBC, candidates had the opportunity to pose a question to the others.

When asked by incumbent Sharon Shepherd to comment on the 15 changes to the Official Community Plan that will guide the city for the next 20 years, none of the three mayoralty candidates could answer.

Obviously, they have not prepared for the role of mayor or even given the OCP a cursory glance.

Walter Gray should be ashamed of his cavalier position, that the OCP is so thick that no one could memorize it and because he won’t be mayor in 20 years he didn’t have to answer the question. Such disrespect for the OCP and failure to be current on its contents shows that Gray would have complete disregard for it should he be elected.

He would no doubt cast it aside in a minute, in order to plant a 26-storey building in our midst.

Elizabeth Woods,



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