New council a renaissance

This past election was a wild swing in North Saanich and for the better.

Re; your editorial of Nov. 19.

On the contrary, this past election was a wild swing in North Saanich and for the better. To write that “North Saanich voters … reverted back three years” is simply untrue and shows a lack of historical research.

Having followed North Saanich politics for 23 years, I can assure you this win is certainly not a return but a renewal, with the only candidate for mayor with substantial experience at the helm and five new councillors who, unlike Team North Saanich on the last inauguration day, will not refuse to take the oath of office, threaten to sue the district, nor usurp the mayor on the CRD Board.

This new council is a renaissance, a rebirth for North Saanich. You are correct to say: “One thing is clear, only in North Saanich did the voters look for wholesale change among its elected officials.”

Patrick Godfrey, North Saanich