The following is an open letter to Highwood MLA RJ Sigurdson which was cc'c to Western Wheel as a letter to the editor.
Dear Mr. Sigurdson,
I take exception to your statement that you have heard from your constituents and they oppose the new restrictions.
I believe that you have heard from some constituents, likely those with businesses most affected by controls.
There may well be a silent majority of constituents who feel the health, safety, and perhaps lives of citizens are vastly more important than businesses.
We have gone from 50 to 100 cases in a week! We need more caution, not less.
You are elected to represent the best interests of the public, not to represent the interests of a vocal minority.
This posturing will no doubt resurface in advance of the next election which I regret, unless things change drastically, will be hand delivered to the NDP.