Hamilton’s “infatuation” crosses the line, says MLA-elect Rice

Despite having been elected with the majority of the vote, no one voice is able to please everyone.

Editor:

Re: Time to live up to election promises by Todd Hamilton, May 22, The Northern View.

Despite having been elected with the majority of the vote, no one voice is able to please everyone; there are many issues facing the North Coast.

I fully expect to be challenged with divergent opinions, but the incessant infatuation with myself (which now includes gun references) by this newspaper’s publisher crosses the line.

Upon appointment as publisher in November Mr. Hamilton said he wanted to be this community’s “mirror and loudspeaker”. Hamilton’s opinions are not only an inaccurate reflection of this community but they are inappropriately conveyed.

I cannot win a battle with someone who buys their ink by the barrel, but I do look forward to engaging all constituents in constructive discussions over the next four years on issues important to the North Coast.

Jennifer Rice

North Coast MLA – elect