To the editor,
Re: Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters need to confront prejudices, Letters, Oct. 31.
With sadness I read this letter.
I am a “whitish,” middle-class, now non-Christian, senior. I continue learning about First Nations culture and the truth and reconciliation process.
When I attended the local debate at the Beban Park social centre, I was impressed with the knowledge, understanding, openness and honesty of most of the candidates: Chamberlin, Corfield, Hirst and Manly. And they treated one another with respect. I thought long and hard about which candidate to vote for as I believed some form of change was necessary. In the end I voted strategically.
To diminish Paul Manly’s win as racially motivated diminishes the whole democratic process, flawed as it may be.
Norma Hinds, Nanaimo
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