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Letters to the editor....There's nothing `frightening' about CHP
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Jan 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, In your January 18 editorial, Tory Time, you mention three federal election candidates and apply several

labels to them, including, "positively frightening." The only two reasons for you to say that are either that you are using a scare tactic or you actually feel threatened. Scare tactics are cheap shots and not necessary. I would rather that the voters be well informed of what each candidate stands for and make their own decision rather than be bullied into voting a certain way. If you feel threatened, then why? What would you say if most voters actually voted for a "frightening" candidate-- that also the voters are frightening? What an insult! Mr. Wizniewski is the classic definition of an independent: in his own words, he doesn't want to play the "party game." So he's using his right to run as an independent candidate to be democratically elected. Is that frightening? I've also met Mr. Bouteiller, who has done a fine job articulating his party's policy. I have not found him frightening at all, though I wouldn't vote for his party because I don't agree with their principles. Both the

Green and Christian Heritage parties are members of Fair Vote Canada, an organization that promotes a fairer system of democratic elections instead of the antiquated first-past-the-post system that now exists in only three countries of the world. Mrs. Krusky stands for policies based on the principles that our great country was founded upon, stated in the preamble of the Constitution that Canada is founded upon the "supremacy of God and the rule of law." This heritage includes democratically elected government. She is very concerned that Canada is moving away from these principles and says that it was those principles that made our country prosperous, so we need to return to them. That's why I'm voting for her. I like politicians who have principles and lay these out on the table for all to see, rather than the populist parties who rule according to the current volatile public opinion, which makes them unpredictable and prone to allegations, true or false, that they have a hidden agenda. Jeffrey Streutker, Georgetown

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Letters to the editor....There's nothing `frightening' about CHP