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LETTER: No place for 'dirty politics' in campaign

Letter writer take issue with Orillia mayoral candidate's comments
2022-09-21-mayordebate
From left: Orillia mayoral candidates Don McIsaac, Mason Ainsworth and John Maxwell are shown in this file photo.

OrilliaMatters welcomes letters to the editor at dave@orilliamatters.com. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). This letter is in response to an article about city council supporting a bill to help prevent harassment, published Oct. 3.
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It’s intriguing to read recent assertions made by Mason Ainsworth about bullying.

I attended the debate on Sept. 21 and noted that Ainsworth took more than one “cheap shot” at his opponent, Don McIsaac.

Ainsworth’s tactics are those rooted in dirty politics. Unproven accusations. Anonymous. Triggering. Emotionally charged.

There is no place for any of this in civil discourse. Let the investigation by the OPP proceed and Ainsworth can have his day of reckoning, one way or the other.

David Robbins
Barrie

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