When lobbying turns nasty
Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.
[Previous threats and intimidation surround LRT]
Make no mistake; the Canadian Charter of Rights creates an environment where freedom of thought and expression are at the heart of all rights. Sadly, there is a portion of our population that vehemently asserts the right of freedom of speech without grasping the equally important pillars upon which those freedoms are able to exist. Owning responsibility for one’s thoughts and expressions requires that when one makes public statements one puts his or her name to the comments and accepts ownership and responsibility. When one asserts one’s opinions in a democracy, one is expected to act with respect toward others who may not harbor the same opinions.
The entire Light Rail Transit discussion seems to have fallen into the hands of thugs acting as proponents of the proposed Light rail Transit line the Ontario Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca and his inner circle…
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