Similar name, not views

A reader with a last name very similar to mine has just posted a message complaining about your cartoonist’s “demeaning Mr. Harper”

A reader with a last name very similar to mine has just posted a message complaining about your cartoonist’s “demeaning Mr. Harper”. I do not want my friends and colleagues to think that I was the author of this letter, which does not reflect my views. Note that my name is spelled differently.

I would remind Mrs. Blainey that we are fortunate to live in a democracy, where free speech allows a person to lampoon or satirize any politician, and it is not only socialists who are critics of Mr. Harper. A good Conservative like former Prime Minister Joe Clark is also on record as opposing Mr. Harper. If Mrs. Blainey is so easily offended, I suggest that she avoid reading any cartoons.

Michael Blayney

Saanich