In reading the candidate statements on the citys web site and in the newspaper, I am appalled at the quality of some of the candidate for city council and especially school trustee.
One candidate couldnt be bothered to give a statement (whether on time or at all was irrelevant) and thus showed no respect for the voters.
Other candidates have poor grammar, which wouldnt pass even grade-school English class.
Some dont know in which country they are. Why would Canadian citizens running for public office in a Canadian city use American spelling?
They should consult a Canadian dictionary, e.g., the Canadian Oxford Spelling Dictionary, and set their word processors to English (Canada).
These candidates are indicative of a failure to communicate and to consult experts. Should they really be elected to serve and govern us?
Fortunately, there are still some quality candidates left although, I suppose that even those who are grammatically at risk need to be represented.
To quote Ralph Wiggum, a character from that iconic American TV show, The Simpsons, Me fail English? Thats unpossible.