Is the current Springwater Township council “power hungry zealots” who “threaten democracy as we know it”?

A resident from Vespra Centre, basing it on their pro-development stand, believes so.

Krugman

Mr. Joe Shocrylas writes in response to an article I wrote in the Springwater News called On Jan 21, 2013, the current Springwater Township council met secretly to stop Jack Hanna, Midhurst councillor from communicating with his constituents.:

Re: Springwater Council’s Secret Meeting to Silence Jack Hanna

Even though we find out about this attempted silencing of a councillor a year later, it does not surprise me.

I had negative experiences dealing with this council with regard to their aggressive pro-developer stand in Centre Vespra. The people of Midhurst are facing a similar attitude with overdevelopment in this rural township.

They are highly aggressive, undemocratic and feel the electorate are there to serve them and not the other way around, as was the reason governments were created in the first place. They are power hungry zealots.

Their attitudes threaten democracy as we know it.

Sincerely, Joe Shocrylas

Paul Krugman is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography.

 

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