I am writing regarding The Lake Report’s headline on my letter in the April 27 edition, (“Didn’t like being told to respect council decorum“).
It wasn’t that I objected to council demanding decorum, it was the fact that councillors felt the need to give a list of what, in their view, were potentially unacceptable reactions from the audience.
It is unusual to expect an audience to suppress an inward groan or a show of appreciation as a natural reaction to a discussion that has been so keenly followed by many residents in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
I thought it inappropriate that council felt it necessary to imply we were in need of an explanation of decorum, even before the meeting had begun.
In point of fact, the audience was being instructed to be totally muted and devoid of emotion. Not sure I would call that decorum.