An American reader of Shaidle's blog writes Toronto officials telling them what she thinks of their mailing "safe" crack smoking kits to all residents in certain Toronto neighborhoods. The letter writer clearly thinks the program is insane; and she will be crossing T.O. off of the list of possible family vacation spots. But her language is civil, if intellectually challenging.
In response, she gets this reply from Lorie Steer, a bureaucrat at Toronto "Streethealth":
This is an automatic reply to your message. We do not accept hate-mail. Please direct your hateful energy elsewhere.Yeah right, Ms. Steer.