- Published: Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:23
- Written by Letter to the Editor
Some candidates in the current municipal election are acknowledging the dissatisfaction in rural areas of the Municipality of Meaford, especially in Sydenham, and are calling for improved communications.
To me, that’s like calling our winters a cold spell and offering to talk about it in the spring. Far more than communication will be needed to heal the rifts in our municipality, especially between urban and rural areas. And it’s time that serious municipal candidates get specific about what they’re going to do about it.
It takes more than dissatisfaction to get 700 Sydenham residents out to protest meetings last summer; especially when almost twice that number – over 38 percent of Sydenham voters – have since signed a petition calling for de-amalgamation from Meaford.