Fontaine's final days
Re: Fontaine rushed to hospital before her disappearance (Aug. 29). Finally, three weeks after Tina Fontaine went missing and almost two weeks after being found dead, a bit of pertinent information on this terrible incident.
There has been so much hoopla over a national inquiry, I felt like everyone had forgotten about Tina. With so many politicians pandering for votes, and First Nations leaders posturing for additional funding, it seemed like nobody was concerned about what actually happened to this poor child, or that the animal that did this is still out there.
-- Slim G
This poor child never had a chance.
We all know there are a lot of Tina Fontaines. We also know too many of them live with extended families or in CFS care. We know the reasons why.
Please don't push for an inquiry. Use all the studies and the recommendations already done. I expect that all the information documented in the studies would show the same. or possibly more, information than an inquiry.
Please waste no more time and resources on an inquiry that will bring nothing new to the table. Please stop the finger-pointing and the righteous indignation. Please don't just work to stop the slayings and disappearance of aboriginal women. Please work to improve the lives of all aboriginals.
The changes must come from within.
Strange and sad how people can judge Tina Fontaine's grieving great-aunt so severely based upon the very partial information we have here.
The manifest gaps that remain in our knowledge of Tina's story are simply filled in by these critics with uniformly negative presumptions.
I take some comfort that the most prolific and harshly judgmental commenters do not seem to represent the views of the wider community.
-- Spence Furby
Judy in the lead
Re: Wasylycia-Leis in command: poll (Aug. 29). At this point it makes no matter who is leading. We still have had no candidate with a vision for the city, no overarching view of what our city should be and how to take us there. Individually, some candidates have expressed some interesting concepts (transparency, for example), but anyone could institute them.
It's too bad that frequently the candidate that is best at getting elected isn't the best candidate for the job.
Can anyone recommend a good mover?