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Letters to the Editor


LETTER: So-called 'patronage appointments' par for course

LETTER: So-called 'patronage appointments' par for course

'Governments tend to appoint people they know and trust, or have reason to believe will do the job,' says letter writer
LETTER: 'Foolish' young lives 'ruined' due to simple drug possession

LETTER: 'Foolish' young lives 'ruined' due to simple drug possession

'Better solution would be to sentence these minor offenders to work outside of school hours or their jobs for a specified number of hours at something useful,' writer says
LETTER: Conservatives, federally, would be 'disastrous'

LETTER: Conservatives, federally, would be 'disastrous'

'Slashing programs on vulnerable people is a hallmark of the Ford government,' laments letter writer, who warns of similar concerns if Conservatives win federal election
LETTER: Seeing loved ones suffer 'very painful to watch'

LETTER: Seeing loved ones suffer 'very painful to watch'

Reader says MAID would save family, friends pain of watching someone they love 'deteriorate into helplessness'
LETTER: People of 'sound mind' should be able to choose MAID

LETTER: People of 'sound mind' should be able to choose MAID

'We should be given the ability to make our decisions,' Penetanguishene woman says. 'I choose not to end my life suffering or knowing my family is suffering watching me waste away'
LETTER: More protection needed for students on buses

LETTER: More protection needed for students on buses

'Why ... do we still put the safety of up to 75 minor children into the responsible hands of only one single adult school bus driver?' asks letter writer
LETTER: Don't charge non-residents to use Midland rec centre

LETTER: Don't charge non-residents to use Midland rec centre

'Charging non-resident user fees will open a can of worms that could be devastating to the whole community idea,' says letter writer
COLUMN: 'Huge stretch' to link board game with colonialism

COLUMN: 'Huge stretch' to link board game with colonialism

Not everything is linked to something nefarious or has some underlying social commentary, writer says of popular board game Settlers of Catan
LETTER: Doctors can't raise prices, pay 'not keeping pace with inflation'

LETTER: Doctors can't raise prices, pay 'not keeping pace with inflation'

'It is no longer sustainable to run a family practice in Ontario,' local doctor says. 'If this were a minimum wage job, it would mean getting paid $6.29 per hour instead of $16.55'
LETTER: How we die should be up to the individual

LETTER: How we die should be up to the individual

If a person is suffering continual mental anguish and is unlikely to be cured, why should someone else have the power to decide whether their life has value?