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Boorish and uncouth: CEO of VCI finally speaks up

Boorish and uncouth: CEO of VCI finally speaks up

TORONTO – Boorish and uncouth. Two words that come to mind upon reflecting on the choice of words selected by the most senior representative of Villa Charities and its construction arm, Villa Charities INC. to use in response to a simple question.

Mindboggling language in a public environment, in mixed company, where the objective was to illustrate openness to public input, or at least pay lip service to public consultation.
Most people are familiar with contemporary proclivity to descend into pedestrian lexicon for illustrative purpose or to welcome the listener to fill in the blanks with the metaphor of choice.
Usually, thankfully, people who profess to role model organizations and communities [with values appended] opt to demonstrate a command of the Queen’s English, for communications purposes, that does not rely heavily on a coachman’s vocabulary. No offense intended.
There are obviously exceptions. The Board of the Villa Charities Foundation has been successful in ferreting one out and rewarding it with a lucrative position.
More significantly, the choice of words most often reflects a tone of defiance and indifference to public sensitivities that are the mainstays of civil societies: I am not going to co-operate, and I don’t care what anyone says.
Those words also suggest that manipulation is the order of the day. No matter what the public’s view, the desired outcome of any “further study” will reflect “my/our own business interests” and if facts and details must be hidden to advance those interests, so be it.
So what else is being hidden?
 
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