County councillors need to be impartial

On Sept. 21, my husband and I attended a county meeting in Red Deer. The topic of discussion was a proposed gravel pit put forward by 6M Holdings Ltd. I was appalled by what transpired.

On Sept. 21, my husband and I attended a county meeting in Red Deer. The topic of discussion was a proposed gravel pit put forward by 6M Holdings Ltd.

I was appalled by what transpired. Our democratically elected councillor, Jim Lougheed had the floor first. He proceeded to make what could only be called a personal attack on 6M Holdings Ltd. He stated that the proposal started out as a dugout, progressed to a mom and pop operation, and continued to expand from there.

Since when has starting small and expanding on an opportunity been a wrong thing in a free enterprise society?

The next councillor, Jim Wood, who, incidentally is running for county mayor, proceeded to name individuals opposed to the operation, mentioning how he had stood on their deck, discussed the view, and the family’s health issues.

I may be delusional, but this hardly sounded impartial to me. I can’t speak for anyone else but I want impartiality from my elected officials, regardless of government level.

Because Mr. Lougheed and Mr. Wood resorted a personal attacks and perceived favouritism, my husband and I will be casting our votes for someone else.

Regardless of anyone’s opinion on the gravel pit, everyone should be concerned about the impartiality of their elected officials.

Terry Anne Hogg-Pidskalny

Markerville