I love how the Toronto Blue Jays, MLB commissioner office, and even some Blue Jays fans have made Roberto Osuna feel at home during his alleged issues. How did they do this? Instead of going by backwards laws of Canada (innocent until proven guilty), they instead used the more progressive laws of Osuna’s native Mexico, that is that you are guilty until proven innocent. That is good since you would not want him getting homesick. Hopefully you can tell by my tone that I am being sarcastic. Osuna has yet to be convicted of any crime. If he is indeed guilty, then he should be punished to the full extent of the law. But unless that happens, he is innocent. Blue Jays distanced themselves and even traded him, and MLB suspended him even though he is innocent at this point in time. I am embarrassed to call myself a Blue Jays fan because of the organization and a few ignorant fans. Hopefully Ken Giles ends up being good. If not, the Blue Jays let one of the best young pitchers in the game go even though he is innocent at this point in time!
(Osuna did not argue the suspension. He will have his day in court)
YOUR SPORTS ARE GREAT, THE POLITICS, NOT SO MUCH
Your newspaper’s stance on the Canada-Saudi Arabia conflict is borderline treasonous. You should be ashamed to work for such an organization. I have in the past ignored the “news” portion of your paper because I do think you have the best sports section. I can no longer support your paper in any way. To call you Fox News North is very appropriate.
(We appreciate you reading us, but just because you don’t agree with our political opinion doesn’t mean you have throw it all away)
WAGE INCREASES FOR ALL
Re “Ontario welfare reforms welcome news” (Editorial, July 31): The editorial was undoubtedly correct in stating the “social safety net is a bureaucratic, ineffective trap for those who rely upon it. Countless studies, commissions, reports and initiatives on poverty have done too little to actually address poverty.” The Liberals certainly share in the blame for this broken system, but the Sun should remember that it was Mike Harris who cut welfare rates by almost 22% — a cut our social safety net has never recovered from. It is also a falsehood to claim, as the Sun has, that the $14 minimum wage has hurt people on welfare and low-wage earners. The fear that a $14 minimum wage would result in increased unemployment and an economic slow down has been proven utterly false. Over the last year, Ontario has gained over 150,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate is at the lowest point it has been since 2000. Instead of slashing $150 million from social assistance and freezing the minimum wage, the government should be investing in strengthening the social safety net and raising the minimum wage. When workers and the poor have more money in their pockets to spend, we are all better off.
(They will have more money in their pockets when the government gets out of the way. And by the way, have you ever spoken to someone on welfare? Most of those that are don’t want it to be permanent situation for them)
Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies