Letters to the Editor, Nov. 10

A CARBON B-LEAFER
Re “UnbeLeafable ‘scam’” (Antonella Artuso, Oct. 30): Obviously, Scott Moe isn’t a leaf’s fan because if it were up to him all the leaves would slowly die off due to greenhouse gases. Both cap-and-trade and the carbon tax are simple concepts that a lot of politicians struggle to understand. The major idea behind the carbon tax is to force people to consider how their carbon footprint impacts the environment around them and what they can do to lessen their carbon emissions. I wonder if the Conservatives will ever realize that it’s not a political stunt, a vote grab, and a ‘scam.’ Politicians like Scott Moe and Doug Ford seem to conveniently forget that the carbon tax is to help our environment, which everyone including the taxpayer needs in order to survive. Spending an extra few dollars in taxes to push green energy projects and cut the Canadian carbon footprint seems to be a very justifiable use of tax dollars. Compared to the alternatives: The loss of wild life, the loss of biodiversity, and the warming of our climate. This is one situation where the Conservative mantra of “keeping the taxpayers’ money in their pocket” doesn’t help to combat the ever-growing consequences of human negligence on our environment.
Brandon Williams
Woodbridge
(Sigh, where to begin. Trudeau’s flawed plan won’t save the planet. He exempted the worst polluters. Witlessly taxing carbon because it makes you feel good is bad for everyone.)
IT’S ABOUT THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Why are they not called Bird Whistles that make the sound of a goose? We heard for many Ontario Liberal years just cackle until plucked and the refrain from Liberal Ottawa is just hollering turkeys wasting and waiting to be voted out. Any political climate change in 2019 coming is an improvement in rhetoric from the daily blowing ephemeral smoke to the much-needed substantive issues of industry and job employment development for all Canadians no matter their age.
Paul MacArthur
Oshawa
(We are in agreement)
JEW HATRED NOTHING NEW
Why pick on the Jews, it makes no sense. I am an immigrant of 52 years from Scotland and experienced derogatory comments about cheap Scots in the the early years, but the relentless defamatory used against the Jews is beyond understanding. For all they have been through, they deserve better. Love the Jews, they will love you back.
Peter Robertson
Oshawa
(The latest incarnation of virulent and pernicious  anti-Semitism is disguised as legitimate criticism against Israel. It must be addressed.)
THE STRIKE IS IN THE MAIL?
What if there was a strike and no one noticed? Missing a couple of days of mail due to the rotating strikes has had little impact on most people. Maybe Canada Post should take note and cut deliveries to two or three times a week. It would save a lot of money.
Ed Lenarcic
Toronto
(Canada Post has made considerable progress in making itself relevant in a world where online shopping increasingly rules the roost. It would be a shame to see that progress undermined.)

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