Letters to the editor, June 15

LEGAL OR NOT

Re “Money for border crisis? We prefer action” (Editorial, June 6): Say for example, after being pulled over for speeding, you received a tax credit. Seems absurd, doesn’t it? Well, after reading this opinion piece, I realized it isn’t too far off. Borders are made to limit the influx and outflow of people by making sure only those who are allowed to pass do so. However, with the tents and food stations that are at Roxham Rd., it seems more like a “welcome” to everyone, legal or not. Conversely, to immigrate legally into Canada one must pass a number of qualifications to make sure they can be an active and beneficial part of the country, and letting people who cross the border become citizens hardly seems fair to those who wait years and pay to become one. Finally, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and PM Trudeau, instead of spending millions on those who aren’t even Canadian, wouldn’t that money be better spent streamlining the legal immigration process or helping those who suffer in Canada?

Rishi Shah

Ajax

(That would be far more reasonable)

ESSENTIAL TEACHERS

During the election campaign, Sam Hammond withdrew the support of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario to the Liberals and gave it to the NDP. Obviously this move was done ‘for the kids.’ Teachers, like police, fire, paramedics and more, are essential services. It is time teachers were designated an essential service. All these occupations make good money and all of them have negotiated good contracts. The teachers are not designated an essential service and therefore can use ‘the kids’ as pawns in their negotiations. It is time to make them an essential service and the government would be doing it ‘for the kids.’

Dennis Scharfe

Bayfield

(We don’t imagine this is a fight the incoming Ford government will want to tackle immediately)

REGRESSIVE NOT PROGRESSIVE

Re “Progressive” (Letters to the Editor, June 13): I had to laugh when I read this letter. Just because the word “progressive” is in the party’s name, does not make them so. Doug Ford’s platform (sorry, I mean his promises, he had no platform) are the very definition of regressive: Cancelling the minimum wage hike, reverting to sex education that doesn’t acknowledge the existence of the Internet or cellphones, and doing nothing about climate change. The 40% who voted to bring Ontario boldly back into the 20th century have every right to celebrate ,but please don’t kid yourself that you were being progressive.

Bruce Ashmore

Toronto

(Seems all sides of the political spectrum want to claim the word as their own)

CHECK THE DEAL

You could have titled the article about the Trump and Kim meeting as “Bra-Talks,” where two boobs are finally brought together. Or perhaps the “Playtex Lift-and-Separate Summit,” where two boobs are lifted on the political stage yet remain separated by ideology. Fair warning from Canada, Kim, better check the best-before date on any agreement you make with Trump. On reflection, you may discover that his reversals are closer than they appear.

Brian Densham

Ajax

(That would suggest Trump negotiated in bad faith, doesn’t appear to be the case)

Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies