Letters to the Editor, Dec. 16, 2021


Re “Well that spells trouble” (Brian Lilley, Dec.14): I had the privilege of serving the public for over 46 years in the area of public safety, the last 16 in the OPS. The organization I headed consisted of people of many different cultures who served at various levels. The management team and others worked late hours and weekends whenever the need arose, willingly and without further compensation. They and the rest of the organization were dedicated professionals who served the people of Ontario with pride. The group who wrote the report regarding words that should not be used, in my opinion and experience, do not represent the many hard-working employees of the OPS. Please do not tar them with the same brush as the misguided group who think it is their role to decide what we should not say and, consequently, how we think and act. Please find a productive job for these people or, better still, show them the door.

Bernard A. Moyle

King City

(Times and self-perceptions appear to have changed)


Food prices continue to climb on a near-daily basis, blamed on today’s go-to excuse for all problems big and small, COVID 19, followed by climate change, droughts, floods, forest fires, inflation, low wages, shipping delays, staff shortages, transportation costs — the list of reasons seemingly endless. But it never fails to amaze me that no matter what problem our world faces, that the price of bananas remains the same, around 59 cents per pound. Why is that? Do the banana-producing countries not face any hardships, do they not face increases in shipping or face any natural catastrophes or endure any upsetting domestic issues. My God, everything seems to be a problem today. Wonder how much greed plays in all of it.

Don Ruttan


(Food prices are going bananas)


Re “Putting EVs in overdrive” (The Canadian Press, Dec. 11): So, they want to have quotas on electric car sales, possibly eventually banning gasoline vehicles in the future. In my Toronto neighbourhood, 50% of the houses don’t have driveways. On some streets, parking varies from side to side every 15 days. What a sight it will be, extension cords covering the roads and sidewalks!

David Nicholls


(A fortune to be made in extension cords)


Re “High inflation warns against high taxation” (Editorial, Dec. 10): Agreed regarding all governments have to hold tax increases. Further, stop pandering and begin in a fair but consistent way to deregulate supply management of poultry, eggs, and dairy now. Stop the carbon taxes, if you must, to offset these, then tax imports from “climate change” rogue countries and put the funds to solid remedies towards carbon emissions. Do it.

Gregory Andrews

Sundridge, Ont.

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