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Letters

Protesting Bill C-51

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 and consequential amendments to other Acts.” as detailed by the House of Commons.

There are slow and insidious changes happening in Canadian law that are deeply disturbing; the erosion of our civil liberties. Some changes seem to happen quickly like a coup d'état. Other changes happen gradually like a continuous stream of water eroding a rock. In this case, C-51’s erosion of our democratic rights and freedoms.


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Thoughts on Sydenham Separatist Movement

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 their petition be presented by a member of the Legislature to the Attorney General, who would then be obliged to deliver it to the Lieutenant-Governor, who in turn by pronouncing the magic words, "Let right be done" would deliver Sydenham Township from the yoke of Meaford.

They only forgot to add that this procedure would also require that all residents of Sydenham simultaneously click their heels together and chant, "There's no place like home."


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Thanks Expressed to Those Helping to Thaw Water Lines

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 to put in place a successful temporary water supply. Your effort is very much appreciated.


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