LETTER: Rude comments ‘outrageously boorish’

Rude and abusive language show no respect for other points of view

Re: Circus-like atmosphere engulfs candidates meeting (News, )ct. 22)

It is important to make a clear distinction between the way Victoria mayoral candidate Changes the Clown (Rob Duncan) spoke and the way candidate Riga Godron and David Shebib behaved at the all-candidates meeting on Oct. 16.

Changes made an unconventional but very polite and charmingly creative presentation about child poverty.

By contrast, the shouting and interruptions by Godron and Shebib can only be described as outrageously boorish.

It is one thing to present one’s views in an unorthodox, forceful and passionate manner, but it is quite another to be rude and abusive and show no respect at all for other points of view.

Gordon Pollard, Victoria