Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Council handles childcare motion correctly

The mayor is setting a tone of firm, judicious leadership, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Gender parity, child-minding ideas deferred, Dec. 5.

I appreciated the way that our Mayor Leonard Krog handled that discussion. He rightly pointed out that the attempted motion speaks of entitlement, and the public reaction is against it.

The mayor is setting a tone of firm, judicious leadership, and we want that civility in our city council. Councillor Tyler Brown took offence to that, but I hope in future he can benefit from the maturity, long experience, and politesse of Mayor Krog.

I also agree with the mayor that encouraging individual women to run for public office will push forward gender parity.

Madeline A. Bruce, Nanaimo

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