LETTER: Jackson out of touch on coal train question

The Editor,

Re: "Jackson wants mayor’s chair again," the Now, Sept. 9, 2014.

I read the headline "Jackson wants mayor’s chair again" with interest. I have voted for Lois Jackson in every election since she was first elected mayor in 1999.

Then I read her comment about Port Metro Vancouver’s controversial approval of coal shipments through North Delta. "I can’t say this is a terrible, bad thing," reporter Tom Zytaruk quoted her as saying.

Coal shipments through a quiet residential neighbourhood not a bad thing? What planet is the mayor living on?

Now I’m looking for someone else to vote for in the fall election. She is certainly out of touch with her constituents, and has definitely stayed past her best-before date.

Richard Hoover

North Delta

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