Monday, May 23, 2022

Letters

To Burn, or to Compost?

Editor, Like most matters in a small town, just about every topic generates discussion, some of it acrimonious at times. To add a little fuel to the fire, so to speak, I have a largish backyard complete with a burn barrel - actually an old tub from a long gone washing machine. It has always nagged at my conscience a bit...

Majority of Canadians Have Complied With Mandates

Editor, No road rage here. In response to Mr. Hunt’s recent letter, I must rebut at least a couple of his points. Canadians have not “endured two years of governmental tyranny”, we have been assisted in dealing with a pandemic of epic proportions. For the most part, there has been admirable co-operation between various municipal, provincial, and federal departments to mitigate...

Privatization & Trickle Down Economics

Editor, Generated primarily by the despicable policies and legislative agenda of the Mike Harris Tories, but little abated by any Ontario government since, the arc of privatization and the discredited ideal of “trickle down economics” continues to strike the most vulnerable in society. For-profit healthcare in any manner, Long-Term/Primary/Assisted Retirement Living to name a few, has amply demonstrated that for-profit...

It Can Take Effort to be Kind & Respectful

Editor, Based on Mr. Hunt's letter, your editorial on the Spring of our Discontent could not have been more timely. Thank you. I am hopeful Mr. Hunt will take it to heart based on his recent letter. Letters to the editor are usually a good barometer of community and input on how people respond to issues of the day. In following...

Georgian Bay Pumped Storage Plant Is Far From Being a Done Deal

Editor, When the Department of National Defence (DND) reached an agreement with TC Energy (TransCanada Pipeline) to lease its land for a pumped storage plant (PSP), many were disappointed by the decision. However, the project is far from approved and has a long way to go before it can become a reality. The proposed PSP will pump 20 million cubic meters...

Defending Canada’s Recent ‘Freedom Movement’

Editor, It’s easy to sling insults. If by “malcontents” Mr Robertson means people whose businesses have been permanently shuttered by lock-downs, workers terminated because of a mandated pharmaceutical injection, or those who are still prohibited from travelling by rail or air in Canada by discriminatory policies, then yes - we are not content! The eventual easing of some restrictions without any...

Concern About Children as Ontario Drops Pandemic Mandates

Dear Editor, If the plan calls for rebuilding trust in the Ontario Government, we are off to a terrible start. Would you be able to point me to the part of The Statutes of Ontario where the law says that if you’re too young to vote you don’t matter? Or would a person need to contact Doug Ford directly for that...

A Thank You From Grey-Bruce Top Doc, Ian Arra

Editor, Two years ago this week, the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Grey-Bruce and the government of Ontario declared a state of emergency, effectively marking the start of the pandemic both locally and provincially. We’ve come so far over the course of the pandemic and are now at a point where nearly all public health measures have been lifted...

Regarding Flag Flying Yahoos

Editor, I would like to thank Mr. Robertson for exercising his constitutional right of freedom of speech. The same constitution, which was illegally not upheld during the last two years of governmental tyranny. The same constitution the convoys have been fighting for so people can have the freedom of choice of what they say in a newspaper and what they...

Thoughts on What to Look For in a Council Candidate

Editor, Congratulations on a well-written and timely article in last week's TMI (What Should We Look For in a Council Candidate?, March 10, 2022). As your article so rightly points out, “….We will only get out of democracy what we put in….” so our evaluation of candidates over the next few months will ultimately determine the next four years for our...