Victoria no place for partisan politics

Dean Fortin's 'dream team' has no place in Victoria municipal elections

Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin is widely advertising and endorsing his “Dream Team” of four incumbent councillors.

What about the others whom voters in Victoria elected to represent them on council? Are they of no value? Has this become a partisan campaign?

What is desperately needed in Victoria is a widely-trusted leader who will inspire and unify council. An individual who is able to effectively work with all interests in Victoria and the Capital Region, and with all levels of government.

Certainly those elected as mayor and to council can accomplish more by working together. If we expect to address important local priorities, it’s going to take a unified effort.

When my vote and those of my fellow Victorians is cast on Nov. 19, we will send a mayor and eight councillors to city hall to represent all of us.

It’s time our elected officials rose above partisan politics. We deserve better.

Carmel Thomson

Victoria