First victim of war is truth

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by admin on November 18, 2009

The Editor,

The legal actions of the new mayor of Chelsea, Quebec and her councillor toward people of different opinions are far from representing the extended hand of magnanimity that one usually expects from seasoned election winners who look for reconciliation, unity, and the future.

Chelsea’s mayor is flirting with authoritarianism by wishing to control the press (albeit the press of another municipality). If “the first victim of war is the truth”, one must wonder: what kind of war is on the horizon? It is particularly interesting to note that the mayor-elect had already the finances to launch a lawsuit. Dear editor, continue to uphold the truth as you see it and let the Chelsea mayor publish her own paper with financial backers to uphold the truth as they see it. Let the market forces and analytical minds decide.

J.L.F. Lambert

Chelsea