Letter: Port Coquitlam mayor should stay out of international affairs

The Editor,

Re. "PoCo's West seeks cancellation of China reception for civic politicians" (June 18, tricitynews.com).

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Sometimes, I think Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West should simply speak with his feet and not his mouth.

He's the mayor of a city — and not a significantly sized city, at that — in Canada; he doesn't speak as an international diplomat or Canadian ambassador or representative. His influence is currently zero, at most.

If he doesn't want to be involved with this part of the program at the Union of BC Municipalities convention, the decision is simple: Just don't go.

Ugh. Must the obvious always become so complex?

Michael Sonntag, Port Coquitlam

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