‘At least five reasons’

Dear Editor:

RE: No letter of support for local hospice coming from Centre Wellington council, July 21. 

The July 18 Centre Wellington council meeting heard from Dr. Simpson who presented information about his proposal for a hospice. He also requested a letter of support. 

Mayor Linton said, “We’re not making a decision today because  there is no motion on the table.” Councillor Dunsmore, seconded by councillor MacRae, requested a vote supporting writing a letter. A motion was put forward asking for a deferral. The motion was defeated. The motion of support was also defeated. 

Councilor Kitras had listed at least five reasons for not supporting the hospice, including unknown financial commitments and an existing service that wishes to expand.   

Chris Woode,