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Letters

Putting Hospitality Back in the Hospital

Editor,

I recently had day surgery in your hospital.  As I am sure that there are a few people like myself, frightened of the unknown from the fear of death to cleanliness and having caring staff.  As having served in kitchens and with the public for many years I understand the frustrations that come with it, and I do not know if I could deal with hurt and injured people with the finesse that I came across at your hospital.   

I am also a wee bit of a germaphobe , was actually known as the warden in one kitchen.  When I got settled into the waiting room before surgery I did check from floor to ceiling for dust and dirt and was over whelmed at how clean it was, I even checked all the bars on and under the bed and no dirt or dust to be seen. 


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NDP Candidate: Miller & Harper Playing Hide & Seek With Voters

Editor,

Both Mr Miller and his boss, Mr Harper, are playing hide and seek with the voters in the most important election since the free trade debate of 1988. The issues, and the decisions facing voters, couldn’t be more stark.

Are we to go down the path of the USA, switching between one grand old party and the next and subject ourselves to 5 more years of Parliamentary gridlock? Are we, at last, going to attend to poverty and the inequality that drives it and do something about it? Are we going to huff and puff our way into another cold war, or are we going to be a force for peace in a world so desperately in needs of it?


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MP Miller Won't Participate in All-Candidates Meetings

Dear Editor,

This letter serves to reiterate my position on the current format of local all-candidates meetings during election campaigns as was presented in my letter published in the Owen Sound Sun Times on May 4th, 2011, just two days after the 2011 Federal Election. In this letter I stated that all-candidates meetings, in their present format, have become obsolete. Therefore, in the upcoming election campaign I will respectfully be declining to participate in any all-candidates meeting that follows the traditional format; a format that simply does not work.

I feel that it is important that your readers, and all residents of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, understand the reasoning behind my position. As stated in my previous letter, these debates have simply become a contest between candidates to see who can get the greatest number of supporters out to these debates. This was made clear to me at a debate during the last campaign when I asked the crowd of approximately 300 people if anyone was still undecided on who they would be voting for. Approximately 12-15 people put up their hands. This is no fault of the groups and associations that organize these meetings; it is simply a tendency that has developed over time.


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