Friday, September 21, 2018


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Conservative Party Not a Fan of Charter of Rights & Freedoms


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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Us vs Them is Not What You Think

Dear Editor,

Your July 4 Canada Day celebrations article digressed very quickly from celebrating Canada Day to what one can only describe as an attempt to start a controversy when there is none.

You use such phrases as “rural-urban stand-off” and “divisive campaign that will be rural interest against urban interests” could hardly be further from the truth. At the 2014 budget meeting and the policing proposals meeting, I didn’t hear any “we versus them” comments.

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Reader Thankful For Damage Repair at Beautiful Joe Park

Dear Editor,

After reading of the recent damage done at Beautiful Joe Park I went and visited to see for myself.  Fortunately for me the plaque for our family pet had miraculously escaped being destroyed.  

A short time later I again went to the park and to my surprise the park looked wonderful; the garden beds were lush and well cared for and looked better than ever.  The memorial plaques had all been repaired and the tranquil and serene area had once again been restored to its natural beauty.

Thank you to those responsible who made this “special” place special again.

Christine Codrington, Meaford

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