Letter writer C. Paterson writes about the partial deer cull: “It resembles, to me, a police state type of government.” Huh?
The bubble that is Oak Bay on a par with Stalinist Russia? Apartheid era South Africa? North Korea? Seems a reality check is in order.
Whether or not you agree with Mayor Jensen about the cull, or anything else for that matter, he and council were elected in a democratically run election.
Jensen was clear from the outset on his position about the cull.
C. Paterson was free to choose his/her preferred candidates and vote. Win, lose, that’s how it works. Paterson is also free to voice an opinion – including and doubtless more effectively – by writing a letter to council or by asking to meet with the mayor.
Or maybe running in the next election him/herself. But calling Oak Bay a police state? I don’t think so.