Thank you Doug Shirley for writing a dissenting Letter to the Editor concerning the CR43 expansion. It may very well be that expanding CR43 is a good idea and a wise expenditure of tax dollars, but dissent and debate is necessary for transparency and good decision making. Don’t be fooled when they say that other levels of government will pay for most of it. You contribute a third of your property taxes to the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, so it’s your taxes. I wonder if the widening is necessary at this time. Traffic is busy during rush hour, but I wouldn’t call it a dire emergency. What about a bypass? A bypass with a couple of town exits would allow for more efficient movement of vehicles across town while preserving the lower speed access to businesses along the existing road.