Sunday, February 25, 2024

Letters

It’s Time We Learned About Those We Fear

Letter Editor, It is time we tried to understand each other instead of being suspicious. Maybe we just see in strangers what we fear in ourselves. Immigrants bring new concepts and have since there were immigrants. My husband had to train himself to lose his accent because of the bigotry against the Scots in 1956.  There used to be an expression that...

Where Was Tory Concern About Identity When Police Wore Face Shields and Removed Their Name Tags While Trampling on Canadian Rights?

Letter to the Editor Mr. Editor, Your immediate and direct critique of MP Miller's recent radio response to a listener was most appropriate. You were probably the first of many commentators and journalists across this nation to take exception to the twisted mindset of the Larry Miller Conservatives. Unfortunately, there are far too many in our population who agree with Miller's...

Liberal Candidate Reacts to Miller Comments

Letter to the Editor Editor, Recent comments made by Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller regarding traditional face coverings serve to underline the disconnect between the Harper Government and Canadian citizens. Miller, in remarks on an open line radio show, commented that, “If you’re not willing to show your face…if you don’t want to do that, stay the hell where you came...

Reader Reacts to MP Miller’s Comments

Letter to the Editor Editor, the following letter has been sent to Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP, Larry Miller Larry, In the last year on at least two occasions you have revealed to your constituents that you are not a strong proponent of Canada's laws on religious freedom or our charter of rights and freedoms. Surely you know that religious freedoms and human rights are protections...

Protesting Bill C-51

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Recently I attended a citizen’s protest in Owen Sound against the passing of Bill C- 51, “An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related...

Thoughts on Sydenham Separatist Movement

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, The members of the so-called Sydenham Independence Group seem to believe that there is a currently existing legal procedure called a Petition of Right that derives from the 1628 petition submitted by Parliament to Charles I. According to them, it seems that all that is necessary for Sydenham to secede from Meaford is that...

Thanks Expressed to Those Helping to Thaw Water Lines

Letter to the Editor Editor, To all those who worked on "frozen " Collingwood Street today...Thursday, March 5th : I am sure our neighbours on Collingwood  Street will join us in saying ..."Well  Done and Many Thanks"  to each and every member of the team! Each and every member, whether Municipal or Private, worked in freezing temperatures from very early morning until after dark...

Budget Thoughts

Letter to the Editor Dear Sir, With regards to your editorial dated Friday 6th March 2014, concerning the Meaford budget, I would like to make the following comments. 1. This new council did a 'good' job in producing a tax levy increase of 1.32%  which was down from the 2.8% that staff had originally proposed. If they had waited one day longer,...

Meaford, The Good & Bad

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, If you've heard about the plastic film recycling program in Meaford, that's good. Plastic bags and film are everywhere and can actually be sold by the municipality, thus reducing our property taxes, maybe. You do have to take your accumulated plastic in the the transfer station yourself though. The bad: Meaford charges interest on late payments...

Thank you to the Meaford Fire Department

Letter to the Editor Editor, Ironically, on the morning after everyone is to test their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, our carbon monoxide detector sounded. Knowing that my husband had just changed the batteries, I opened some windows and called the Fire Department. They arrived quickly and set up in our lane-way. Entering the house they found high readings of carbon...