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Letters

Great Potential For Success in Meaford

Editor,

In response to the article “Meaford Knows How to Party Together, Why Can’t We Exist Together?”, I would like to offer my thoughts. Personally, I relate to the glow you felt at our Canada Day Celebrations. The Chamber of Commerce had chaired this event for the three years prior to 2014. Though the infectious spirit you mentioned was evident throughout the municipality, it is truly unfortunate that Meafordites are still not celebrating our National Holiday as a unified community but instead within a few of our individual hamlets.

You suggested that in our upcoming election “the standoff between urban and rural Meaford is practically inevitable”. I want to remind our readers how this community rallied together a decade ago to save our amazing hospital. It is this kind of positive energy that our candidates need to personify if our next council is to rise above the current divisiveness they are facing in this municipality.


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Reader Calls on Residents to Make Their Concerns Known to Council

To the Editor,

I'm writing this letter, to let people know that I wrote letters last fall to, the CAO, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Councillors about some issues that needed to be addressed- I received no response and nothing was done about the issues mentioned.

I have written to our MPP and received a response and they forwarded my letter to the people who are in charge of these matters- In time, they in turn wrote to me- thanking me- and told me what was being done.

I'm a resident and tax payer in Meaford and I helped put some of these members into the positions they hold on Town Council. I think I deserve more respect and so do the people of Meaford.


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Conservative Party Not a Fan of Charter of Rights & Freedoms

Editor,

It is becoming obvious to most Canadians that the Conservative party is not a fan of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The charter compels the Supreme Court of Canada to evaluate government policy and laws in context of the Charter to determine their compliance and thus their legality. This requirement of the Charter also seems to have put the Conservatives at odds with the Supreme Court. 

Many recent stories in the media document this discord.

But recently, Larry Miller, (dubbed the “Keeper of the Flame” by his Conservative caucus colleagues as the voice of principle and straight talking) expressed the Conservative view quite candidly in an article in the National Post, written by John Ivison.


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