Letter: Candidate forums should be free

appreciate the opportunity to attend the forum at the Gibraltar Room on Oct. 27 to hear all the candidates.

Editor:

Re: Chamber announces all candidates forums

I appreciate the opportunity to attend the forum at the Gibraltar Room on Oct. 27 to hear all the candidates who wish to serve as councillors for the City of Williams Lake.

I would like to publicly thank the community groups who are organizing this event — the Social Planning Committee, the BC Northern Real Estate Board, and the Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you for sponsoring this free forum for the community.

We all need to hear what the candidates can offer and I hope there is a good turnout.

I have one question: why are these groups not offering the same opportunity to hear the candidates for mayor?

I was dismayed to see the same sponsors have set up a forum for the mayoralty candidates as a $20 per person lunch at the Pioneer Complex.

Why do we have to pay to hear the candidates who want to represent us as mayor?

Sheila Wyse

Williams Lake