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Don't Forget Support Staff in Education Labour Dispute

Dear Editor,

It has been my observation that the media frequently neglect to mention support staff in coverage of the current education labour dispute, and I would like to rectify this ongoing omission for you and your readers.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation represents the entire education team. Provincially, OSSTF represents members in over 150 different job classes from junior kindergarten to post-secondary. Locally, OSSTF District 7 represents over 1,000 employees of the Bluewater District School Board. We are comprised of five bargaining units:

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TC Energy Responds to Editorial


On behalf of TC Energy and the proposed Pumped Storage Project, I’m writing in response to the editorial written by Mr. Stephen Vance that was published on January 30, 2020.

We paid close attention to Mr. Vance’s editorial this week. As the editor, we expect the views expressed by Mr. Vance reflect prevailing community opinions. His assessment of our efforts to introduce a proposed pumped storage project to the community is important feedback. We agree that we have a lot of work to do to communicate the purpose and opportunity our proposed project presents to Meaford. More importantly, we need to ensure we are addressing all community concerns.

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Why We Left...


Having moved from Meaford to a large city more than a year ago, I realize that it was the best thing to do.

Meaford is a beautiful town, but after living there for 20 years I found that the town lacked a focused vision for itself.

A poor sister to Thornbury, full of empty storefronts, historic buildings being demolished, decaying abandoned homes, building opportunities and developments that went nowhere, high taxes, and lack of services, Meaford for us could not offer enough for two active retired people to stay.

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