Businesses that stand behind opinions get support

HALIFAX — For the businesses who submitted the anonymous column on the impact of panhandling, I suggest that they begin speaking more openly.

As a regular downtown business customer, I stand ready with my wallet to support any business willing to engage in an honest dialogue.

Speaking out on a controversial topic is hard. All the more reason I will support any downtown business that puts skin in the game and signs their name to any opinion expressed respectfully.

I don't know the best course of action on the topic of panhandlers, but we need to talk about it and learn from each other.

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