City’s advertisement just a bullying tactic
To the Editor,
The discussions taking place about the future of Nanaimo’s water supply look to be shaping up into a complicated and challenging process of conflict resolution.
I don’t see why Nanaimo Forest Products (Harmac), which is a private, money-making business, should have so much power over all our lives, and be given such precedence by our elected city council.
The large ad placed in the March 17 News Bulletin by Mayor John Ruttan looks to me like a show of power, even bullying power, over Chief Doug White and his Snuneymuxw council.
I assume this was paid for by my tax dollars and I don’t like it.
Conflict resolution is a difficult process and requires maturity, patience and mutual respect.
The ad is a spurious tactic to attempt to drag outsiders into this process to force a point.
Might does not make right.
Madeline A. Bruce