Comment 73586

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted February 01, 2012 at 10:56:11

Mike, I agree that we need to begin the conversation. As long as we're not 'pointing fingers', because I'm a little tired of particular labels being applied when clearly little historical context is included in the proceedings.

Life is hard enough without 'the blame game' and 'Us vs Them' taken to the worst place, when both parties are actually in the 'Us' category.

I'm reading a great book on 'collaborative consumerism', 'What's Mine is (Y)ours', and what it's reinforcing for me isn't so much the financial aspect of the conversation we're talking about being so vital to begin...it's more the cultural and societal.

As for the responsibilities of our leaders in your penultimate paragraph, I disagree with the emphasis. Having witnessed yesterday's debate at Halton Regional Council over de-fluoridation, I'm all the more convinced that our leaders require coherent guidance from residents, constituents...which means that once again, the real crux of the issue is...

...us.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2012-02-01 11:50:27

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