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Youth in Halifax aren't getting the respect they deserve 

Halifax needs to hire people with new ideas and perspectives, and not give the gigs to old farts who've been around the block

The news about Peter Duffy's new gig (Reality Bites, page 5) just proves that our leadership has its head stuck somewhere far less pleasant than the sand.

I respect that work experience comes with a certain amount of wisdom, which serves anyone well in a new job. Fine. But new ideas and new perspectives are just as important. In fact, I think they will keep this city and province from going in the toilet. But you have to actually hire people with those new ideas and perspectives, and not give the gigs to old farts who've been around the block.

Young people aren't leaving just because they can't make decent money; they leave because they aren't respected here. The real champions of this city aren't those who think it's great already and doesn't need to be changed; the real champions are those who see its potential and know it can do better. Can't we give them a chance for once? —Suzanne Rent, Halifax

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