Letters to the Editor, Oct. 2

NOT SO SMART TRACK
The overcrowding on the subway downtown was recently described in the news as “epic.” Instead of decisive action on the DRL we have an extension to Vaughan. Not a centimetre of that subway extension should have been built until a proper DRL was in place, a line that cuts through downtown and extends northwest and northeast well past Bloor and Danforth on respective ends. That would eliminate any need for the Silly Track. How “smart” is it to duplicate transit services in a corridor that already has fast rail transit while some parts of the city are absolutely starving for fast, convenient transit. Toronto transit is not only about commuting to downtown. East-west major arteries north of Hwy. 401 carry traffic at rush-hour volumes practically all day but, instead of digging a proper Sheppard subway line from east to west, we have a short stretch of track going nowhere. And a Scarborough subway extension with no stops is, at best and at great expense, just a slightly more convenient way to travel to STC. A transit hub such as Kennedy should exist at the end of a subway line somewhere at Markham and Sheppard.
Francis Zita
Scarborough
(You should be our new transit planner)

FAIR IS FAIR

One option is to have employers pay fair wages and charge customers prices that honestly reflect the cost of the products and services they sell. The second option is to have employers pay ultra low wages and then use government funds to pick up the slack, so customers can enjoy cut-rate prices. Of these two options, the Sun supports socialism for businesses, and bigger government deficits, so customers can save a few bucks at the till. When did the Sun turn into the People’s Daily?
Steen Petersen
Nanaimo, B.C.
(Are you certain you’ve been reading the right paper?)

IMMIGRATION VS HOUSING 

Dah! Politicians, this is a hard one. Most immigrants either move to B.C. or Ontario, of which Toronto is the favourite. The more housing you build, the more they will come, until there is no land left to build on. Toronto is becoming overpopulated. You will never fix housing as long as they keep coming.
Gary Lance
(Canada needs immigration, that’s a reality. It would just useful if more politicians actually put forward more reasonable public policy to handle the needs when we open up our doors)

CARAVAN OF LIBERALS

The Sept. 30 article about John Fraser stating the Liberal party is in the penalty box (“Booting Grits ‘right call,’” The Canadian Press) is only one observation of the election outcome. The Liberals are looking for new, young talent to join the party. They have financially ruined Ontario and are looking for a more economical way to rebuild the party. I suggest renaming the party “The Minivan Party,” since all seven members can fit in one minivan. That is a cheap way to travel.
Rocky Scigliano
(But that’s not the Liberals’ style)

CALL HR!

Re “Canada’s GG MIA” (Andre Marin, Sept. 30): As with any other job, if employees (and that is what she is) begin shirking their responsibilities and missing work, get rid of the employees! Justin, have HR write her up!
D. Richards
Toronto
(Payette seems uninterested in any aspect of doing her appointed job. This is beyond a simple write up)

Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies