Moncton residents will tell city councillors what they believe should happen in the debate over water fluoridation tomorrow night.
Councillor Kathryn Barnes says that 31 groups or individuals have registered for the meeting, to held at city hall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
“It will be a chance for us to listen to all the views, both pros and cons,” she says.
At last night’s regular council meeting, she urged her fellow councillors that it’s a time for them to simply listen, not to debate the issue.
The newest voice in the crusade against fluoride in the city’s drinking water is John Staples of Staples Drug Store.
In a letter he recently sent to Mayor George LeBlanc, Staples says he endorses the removal of fluoride because of results of recent studies and because the protection of one’s teeth is already ensured by dental treatments and rinses.
He also says that citizens should have the right to decide whether or not they want to ingest fluoride.
The public can still send their views on the matter via e-mail to the city.