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Letter to the editor: Indoor turf facility push ahead needs to be stopped

The decision to proceed with indoor turf facility is reckless, unaffordable and against the will of the people.
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To the editor:
 
The city's decision to push ahead with the construction of an Indoor turf facility needs to be stopped.
 
If Mayor Bill Mauro won't do this then perhaps the province of Ontario should step in as the decision to proceed is reckless, unaffordable and against the will of the people.
 
The council was split on the decision to proceed now. Why would Mayor Mauro not support the six councilors, along with city manager Norm Gale and the majority of city taxpayers that did not want to move ahead now with this project? Mayor Mauro stated COVD-19 would not have any effect on this project moving forward. Perhaps he should ask those who have lost their jobs and families that will be reduced to living on one income or welfare. It was reported Thursday that 60 per cent of restaurants in Canada will be closed by the end of the year. Bombardier will soon lay off about 200 employees in Thunder Bay.
 
Mayor Mauro thinks the backlash from their decision on Monday night will go away in a few weeks. I think it will only get worse as more taxpayers struggle to make ends meet and many realize they have no job to go to.    
 
Ray Smith,
Thunder Bay
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