Re: "Hot e-mail ices minister," Feb. 7:


I had the rare privilege of showcasing the Grey Cup on a province-wide tour that made two stops in Mr. Bill Bennett’s former district. I lament that such inflammatory remarks were conceived and delivered by a respected MLA.


As an American, it’s discouraging to know that he harbours feelings of animosity toward his American neighbours, especially since he warmly welcomed me into the Kootenays with the Grey Cup in tow. A man in his (former) position should exhibit a higher degree of circumspection when dealing with any form of antagonism. Canadian or American, we all should strive to treat one another with respect and decency.