Letters to the Editor, Aug. 25

BREAKING THE RULES

Re “Teacher unions don’t run schools” (Editorial, Aug. 24): Seeing as how the author stated that “it is personally reasonable to expect teachers to follow the curriculum of the government” and for them to mandate a way for parents to report thus, I wonder how this individual feels about other events in history where people were punished or killed for helping others, including Jews during the Second World War and slaves during the era of the Underground Railroad, because those were instances of individuals breaking the law. They were civil rights issues, and so is this reverted outdated curriculum by excluding instructing children on how to treat the LGBTQ community.

Stephanie Cooper, OCT

Milton

(That is an absurd comparison)

FAREWELL GIZMO

Going through the paper Aug. 24, I came upon this obit. A quarter of a page long … to Gizmo! Wow, an amazing teary-eyed obit. I just wanted to tell you I’m so sorry for your loss. Gizmo was lucky to have you all and in turn, I know you guys were lucky to have Gizmo. Thank you for the best obit!

Paula Kelly

(Best obit ever!)

DATING DISASTER

Re “Is incentive dating the new trend?” (Simone Paget, Aug. 20): Whaaat? Sounds much like another ridiculous euphemism for divorce, ‘Conscious uncoupling.’ Let me understand: So you see my picture, you like what you see, you pay me to go out with you, and I save enough money to buy a new car. “No officer, you have it all wrong. We are on an incentive date, not that other thing. It’s not like he is giving me money to be with him. No, no, he is incentivizing a date.” Nice!!!

Monique Simandl

Etobicoke

(It really is getting ridiculous)

GO GET’EM DOUG!

Tesla “suing” the provincial government because they have to now stand on their own two feet, and sell their products on their own merit, without using taxpayers’ funds to sweeten the deal is disgusting! Anybody that bases the purchase on this tax rebate only is not concerned about the “environment” anyway, only their own greed in forcing other taxpayers to pay up to $14,000 for their vehicle! None of these cars should be subsidized at all. To force people living on the edge already to help wealthier folks pay for their cars, so they can boast about how “green” they are, is disgusting! If you really believe that electric is the way to go, then put your money where your mouth is! Your money, not mine! Go Doug Go! Get them out of our pockets!

Russ Horner

Oshawa

(His government has accomplished quite a bit in their first few weeks, but they have so much more to do)

A FAILURE

Re “Mayoral candidate weighs in at debate” (Antonella Artuso, Aug. 21): Jennifer Keesmaat’s campaign advisers claim there is no option for failure. True. Failure is not an option. It is a fact. The manner in which Keesmaat is conducting herself in this mayoral race will certainly lead to her defeat, plain and simple.

Stella Mazzacato

(She has yet to resonate)

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