Common sense must prevail

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Editor: It is said that it takes a village to raise a child.

The safety and well-being of our children is now at greater risk because of the existence of this new Euston Street business establishment which is currently open before proper permits have been voted on by city council.

The shop window is clearly displaying merchandise which is attractive to small children (Sponge Bob) and Mutant Ninja Turtles. These items are displayed under massage oils and whips.

Also, T-shirts depicting musical group photos and symbols which are attractive to pre-teens and teens grab their attention.

There is already far too much teen sex and unwanted pregnancies in Charlottetown. Also, five pedophiles (those who objectify young children for sexual purposes) were busted just last week with another seven still under investigation.

All of you have the power to stop this type of business from operating at this far too public location where school children walk to and from their schools every day of the school year.

Even adults who use these things are not subjected to the sight of them every day. Please let common sense prevail and do not grant the variance necessary to leave this business at this location.

Ann MacNiven,

Charlottetown

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Euston Street

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