School trustee’s stand worth cost of byelection

Re: Trustee resigns to battle for record checks, Dec. 3.

To the Editor,

Re: Trustee resigns to battle for record checks, Dec. 3.

I say it’s worth $100,000 for Donna Allen to make a stand against incoming school trustee Bill Bard since he did not disclose his criminal record for growing marijuana.

This is not the kind of role model I want to see making decisions for school children.  Despite the recent popular hankerings to see marijuana legalized, history has multiple examples to show that drug panaceas always have a negative side.

Opium and cocaine were both legal up until about 100 years ago, until it was found that the fun and happiness quotient also had the devastating downside of destroying lives.

I find the, “it’s better than alcohol” argument pathetic. We are not big babies that require a soother to make it through the day.

Madeline Bruce

Nanaimo