Re: Editorial cartoon (Sept. 7)
I was disgusted with the depiction by your editorial cartoonist of Joanna Chapman. To reduce this woman's valiant efforts at demanding honesty and fairness in the public arena to a monkey on the mayor's back is ludicrous and a travesty of justice.
Graeme Mackay should visit Chapman's book shop in Dundas to discover how far off the mark is his caricature of a beautiful and elegant lady, whose innate shyness and modesty belie the strength of purpose within.
If Chapman was an axe murderer, perhaps one could excuse the lack of artistic talent displayed by the perpetrator of her portrait. But do we really want our culture heroes, especially those who show more sheer guts and integrity and purposeful action than the rest of the 99.999 per cent of us, to be so brutally misrepresented? Shame.
— Robert Nielsen, Stoney Creek
* * * * * Update November 27, 2006 * * * * *
More commentary on Joanna Chapman vs. Larry DiIanni including a letter from Ms. Chapman herself.