Imperative to swim upstream and fight for what is healthy, right

Practical, down to earth leadership that represents the healthy interests of people has once again risen to the forefront of debate.

Dear Editor,

Practical, down to earth leadership that represents the healthy interests of people has once again risen to the forefront of debate.

The current issue is escort services which in plain English means prostitution.

It appears Councillor Sean McIntyre is looking for ways to say no to the addition of this service to our fair town.

Others are only looking for compromising ways to make it uncomfortable for prostitutes to set up shop here.

The difference between these two approaches is spelled LEADERSHIP.

One position assumes that if things are supposedly sanctioned by law or have been allowed in other communities that we should go with the flow. This describes a follower.

The other position realizes that with certain issues it is imperative to swim upstream and fight for what is healthy and right without compromise. Sean appears to be a leader.

In the larger world laws are being challenged and changed all the time and the status quo is regularly brought into question.

These battles are no less important here.

Their outcome has an important effect on our wellbeing locally as well as on the big picture around us.

Past debate over installing traffic lights at the Highway 11/781 intersection and dredging the outflow creek to lower the lake level have been compromised or abandoned by council because some outside source told them what we can or can not do in Sylvan Lake.

This current issue of prostitution should be denied.

The same health and safety concerns that killed the rickshaw proposal apply even more so here.

If an applicant wants to challenge the town’s position on denying their business application, let them go to court.

At least put up a fight instead of being so disgustingly politically correct. This is called leadership.

Craig Little,

Sylvan Lake