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LETTER: Reader challenges others to donate licence sticker rebate to charity

Those who find the rebate small and an election ploy should give the money to charity where it will make a difference

MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at [email protected]. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to other readers who've questioned the government's decision to eliminate licence sticker fees.

Dear Editor,

To objectors of elimination of yearly sticker fees.

I have noticed a number of folks who seem irritated that the government is offering a rebate and further elimination of yearly payment for motor vehicle stickers. The oft-noted opinions are that it won't make a difference, it isn't very much money, it is a ploy to buy votes and roads will suffer.

My challenge to the naysayers is put your money where your mouth is.

Pick your favourite charity and turn the cheque over to them where it will make a difference. Continue each year on your birthday to write a cheque to a deserving charity.

If the small amount doesn't mean that much to you then there can be no reason not to accept the challenge to donate. This would provide agencies a year round income not just at Christmas time (year-end). Plus donors get a tax receipt for income tax time.

What are your favourite charities and will you send your rebate as a donation?

Mine is going to Community Reach North Simcoe and the Salvation Army food drive in Midland.

John O'Hara


Port Severn resident and Community Reach board member