To the editor,
I take exception to Scott Donovan's letter "Too many voices" in last week's Coast. Somehow, Donovan forgets human rights trump city bureaucrat policy. The "bigger picture" he refers to is actually a manifestation of mob rule! I hope he remembers this when all the responsible Coast readers get together to put a hyperspace bypass through his home. You'd better have a really, really great reason before you destroy someone's home and family for your convenience. There are other solutions to our traffic problems, including Donovan and his ilk taking responsibility for the cars travelling downtown. What about mass transit? God forbid if anyone asks the question: Why is downtown downtown? We can put businesses in places other than the peninsula. As for stakeholders, the input process HRM uses is flawed. It seems money and unrestrained economic pillaging rates higher than the cries of families trying to protect their homes and history from your bulldozers. Come on, Donovan! Have a heart! Use your brain and talents to find better solutions and the rest of us will use our voices to stop the carnage.
By ---Matthew Dubois