Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
`Silent majority' is a vocal minority-- reader
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 16 Aug 2006, p. 6

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`Silent majority' is a vocal minority-- reader

Dear editor, I was surprised to read Mr. Harley's letter about how the "silent majority" want to see the islands downtown removed. I think he is wrong! He is a vocal minority. I also was surprised how he has been standing downtown collecting signatures telling people the median "is a Berlin Wall". I agreed with councillors that the median should remain. As far as calling it a "Berlin Wall" I wish Mr. Harley would not use the term so lightly. The spectre of the Berlin Wall is an awful reminder of how Europe was divided. Families torn apart and how people were oppressed. I had family members who suffered under that regime and who would have loved to have had a democratic debate over a downtown. Kudos to the mayor and councillors for weighing the facts, asking the public, considering all sides and then making the right decision. Since I live in the ward that covers downtown I am glad that my council reps voted the way I wanted. Well, except one but he is usually on his own. The loss of the downtown medians would ruin the small town feel that downtown Georgetown has. Linda Zammit, Georgetown

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`Silent majority' is a vocal minority-- reader