Note to letter writer: All have right to opinion
Re: Robert Alexander’s letter of Jan. 31 (‘A voice, but not enough votes’):
He writes to attack former NDP candidate Michael Crawford’s letters to the editor and I would like to defend the right of anyone to express an opinion.
Alexander might consider attacking content rather than ripping apart the other person. His letter does not take on what Crawford’s earlier letters say; rather, he displays his bitterness.
This sort of letter has been written occasionally by others and what I would like to emphasize is that criticism of someone’s opinion is very different from stating the letter writer is someone who “has so much to say about what’s wrong with Canada under the Conservatives” and that Crawford “shouldn’t give up his day job.”
Since when does a person need to be an elected official to have an opinion?
Perhaps Alexander is able to criticize content and express it in a respectful way.
I know I will read such a letter with great interest as I do when reading letters written by Crawford and others who have the courage and commitment to express their observations and opinions.