From an informed, courageous business owner
From: AMANDA PROULX
Date: Mon, May 17, 2021 at 11:12 AM
Open Letter To;
Mayor and Council, Town of Perth, Ontario
As a business and commercial property owner in the Town of Perth, I find your recent slanderous and subjective condemnation of Mr.Hillier a poor example of informed leadership. Not only is council demonstrating disregard towards the inalienable rights of Canadian citizens under the Charter and insulting true democracy, you are also failing to acknowledge and serving to exacerbate the current social dichotomy. This dichotomy is easily evidenced by the increasing support and membership of organizations such as End The Lockdowns Caucus, Canadian Frontline Nurses, Police On Guard For Thee, Ontario Civil Liberties, Professionals Against Lockdowns, Justice Centre For Constitutional Freedoms, and Canada Health Alliance to name only a few. Ignoring inconvenient truths from millions of Canadians whose ability to do actual research far exceeds your own will not make them, or the factual evidence they provide, disappear.
Your “squeakiest wheel gets the grease” style politics may placate and virtue signal to some, but your decisions will do nothing to quell the emerging aversion to lockdown culture, especially from taxpayers who are directly and irrevocably damaged by these unsubstantiated measures. Keep in mind, these are the same struggling taxpayers who have enabled each of you to maintain full pay throughout these devastating times with the added bonus of working remotely from home.
As your position clearly indicates a propensity toward perpetuation of lockdown culture, I would suggest reductions to, and refunds of commercial property taxes, as this position will directly impact the value of properties and the ability to maintain a profitable business in the Town of Perth.
I also personally request the entire BIA portion of my taxes be eliminated. The continued promotion of digitization and online shopping does not accurately reflect my business intentions as a bricks and mortar establishment, and in fact undermines a thriving and successful downtown core. I will not be in any way financially responsible for this destruction.
Another suggestion would be a reduction to, or elimination of, your current salaries. This would enable you to more fully appreciate the position of taxpayers whose livelihoods are being destroyed.
Your timely attention to these financial matters would be greatly appreciated, and I would suggest these reductions be retroactive to April 20th, 2021, when your adherence to status quo became crystal clear.
1742988 Ontario Ltd.
Stand together and speak up business owners everywhere
Leverage Amanda’ Proulx’s suggestions and notify local council members and your mayor. Back up your email by mail. Fill the envelope with the energy of justice, coherence, freedom, and whatever feels right before you seal and send. TY
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