I attended the all-candidates meeting in Duncan last night [Tuesday, Oct. 6] and found it very interesting and informative.
However, Martin Barker’s response to a question about Canada’s involvement in Syria sounded very much like well-rehearsed propaganda. It reminded me of a quote by Hermann Goering, “The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”
The vitriolic words Mr. Barker used were totally uncalled for. I refuse to let fear rule my political decisions.