Letters to the Editor, May 16

WHY IS IT ALWAYS TRUMP’S FAULT

Re “Ford modelling himself after Donald Trump” (Jerry Dias and Naureen Rizvi, May 11): Oh, great, now the Sun has invited a couple of self-important unionists to point fingers at Doug Ford. Now how in the heck did Dias and Rizvi come up with such a creative rationale? Oh, that’s right, it’s what everyone says who has nothing original to offer: Blame it on Trump. And from there the column goes downhill. Perhaps the Sun might take a little more care regarding who they invite to B.S. us in the future.

Jery Rowan

(The Sun takes great pride in giving space to all sides of the political spectrum and opinions, and will continue to do so)

GIVE US SOME CHOICE

I am in full agreement that we have a need for health-care reform. The article by Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis hit home (“Ontarians must consider real health-care reform,” May 13). This election is fraught with promises. It was once said that when in power, a government will tax the shirt off your back; when running for re-election, they want to give you the cufflinks back. I don’t want the cufflinks, take my tax dollars and fix the system. Make room for the private sector to do elective health care such as cataract surgery, hip and knee surgeries, improve wait times, improve diagnostics, and improve mental health care. The government should encourage the private sector to provide these services, such as Shouldice has for hernias, all within the OHIP system. This would open up more hospital beds, reduce wait times — and quite possibly without increasing costs. We don’t need more LHINs to bloat our system. Listen up, politicians, the cufflinks are mine to start with.

Guido Sartor
Guelph

(We need to rethink and change how health care is delivered, but if any politician even hints at the words “private sector” during the election, their competitors will pounce and begin a campaign of fear mongering )

DITCH DRIVE CLEAN

I have yet to see Ford, Horwath or Wynne say they plan to eliminate the cash cow known as the Drive Clean program. Does it bring in too much money for the government that they don’t want to get rid of it? If they don’t mention it, do they think we will forget about it? I used to live in Bruce County where we didn’t have to have our vehicle’s emissions tested. Now that I have moved, I am seeing first-hand how this works and I think it stinks in more way than one.

Elva Allen
Aylmer, Ont.

(There are still three weeks to go, have faith)

UNION POWER

Re “Corrupt Hamilton cop gets brief reprieve” (Sam Pazzano, May 12): Since our government is doing nothing to change this situation (convicted Hamilton cop still being paid while suspended), why can’t these accused cops be put on traffic duty? Or is this just one more example where union powers defy logic?

George Gilley
Huntsville

(There has been a growing push to make those reforms, but certainly the union is powerful and will fight it)

Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies

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