Letter to the editor 3, Nov. 26, 2020
Candidates for chairs of LBPSB and SWLSB agree to December 20 elections
There has been a lot of consternation expressed in the media regarding the twice-postponed English school board elections. Some are saying the government is insulting the English community and they should be postponed to June, 2021.
We are candidates for Chair of the Lester B. Pearson and Sir Wilfrid Laurier upcoming school board elections.
We are not insulted nor disadvantaged with the timing of the election call.
Just because Anglophone lobby groups, school boards and others suggest mail-in ballots for these elections, or worse, postponed until June, 2021, we, the main players, were never consulted.
We were the ones who went soliciting for the required 50 signatures each to be eligible to run in the first place.
Moreover, we were required to submit our write-ups (1500 characters) and photos, which will be sent to tens of thousands of the electorate.
For the sake of true democracy, let the elections take place as decided by our majority government:
Advance Polls – December 13 and Election Day – December 20, 2020.
Noémia Onofre De Lima