Elevate Toronto taxes or lower again on products and services

Toronto ought to not assume the relaxation of Ontario and Canada to shell out for its funds shortfall.

Elevate your taxes or slash back again on factors. Everywhere else has to deal with their possess group issues.

Kevin Argue, Jordan Station

Each individual time I choose up a plastic-wrapped grocery merchandise, I think, what did we do right before we experienced plastic? I come across a substitute or go without.

In the grocery shop where I shop, I do not purchase, for case in point, berries of any sort. I obtain Canadian and frequent neighborhood farmers’ marketplaces. I use a neighborhood refillery that usually means there are complete aisles I hardly ever take a look at. I agree with the letter writer.

No a lot more plastic luggage in the grocery stores? So what, when 70 for each cent of every thing else is armour-plated, sometimes two or 3 times more than, in plastic.

Sometime in a further galaxy exactly where an individual is making an attempt to figure out how this took place, there will be just one sure conclusion: benefit killed us.

LeeAnn McKenna, Mono Township

I am in my 80th calendar year and appalled at the leading of Ontario’s conduct. The Conservative governing administration has so significantly resisted phone calls to reveal a in depth small business circumstance for the spa at Ontario Location and relocation of the Ontario Science Centre from Don Mills.

The premier does not have Ontario Put nor does he personal the science centre. He is stealing from the people of Ontario who worth the science centre remaining located in its all-natural placing with flora and fauna to appreciated and studied by long run generations.

He is failing to seek advice from the lots of authorities who have not supported his egocentric options — the All-natural Means Conservation Board has not been consulted and the architect who designed the Ontario Science Centre does not aid the relocation of the science centre.

Dare I say, he is commencing to seem like a dictator due to the fact he is acting like a single!

Mining and processing important minerals best Ontario priority forward of federal spending budget, March 24

The mining sector in Canada has created significant environmental liabilities. Harmful the all-natural setting arrives with outcomes, and no industry should be permitted to function without the need of ideal checks and balances in spot.

Base line? Govt policy in Canada must place Indigenous legal rights and security of the environment forward of the revenue incentives of the mining sector if we want to prevent the loss of purely natural habitats, speedy biodiversity decline and reduce the magnitude of local climate change.

The discussion has to finish right here.

We have to have to prioritize extensive-term environmental properly-staying over small-time period income. .

It is an unbelievable double normal that Canada’s suitable media is conversing about how Conservative Chief Pierre Poilievre’s spouse, Anaida, is staying “targeted” on social media, and how awful it is.

In which was their outrage when former Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay’s wife, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, was subjected to threats and horrific racist and Islamophobic slurs? It is shameful that the right-wing media were silent then, but are vocal now.

Is this deficiency of enthusiasm to defend MacKay’s spouse, but to go to bat for Poilievre’s wife or husband thanks to the actuality that Canada’s correct-wing media just could not get energized around a Red Tory candidate but is energized above the Donald Trump clone now foremost the CPC?

We all complain about the high rates of meals at the grocery suppliers, but what about the inflated charges charged by contractors.

Not long ago a plumber came to my cottage in Port Carling seeking $1,600 to maintenance a broken drinking water pipe. Nevertheless he mentioned this was a occupied time of the 12 months and that he experienced to transform on the drinking water devices for 200 cottagers, I felt that this was outright cost gouging. To add insult to harm he wanted funds less than the table I did not employ him.

Do these individuals not know that they must pay back their fair share of taxes? Specified that a lot of men and women are battling with the minimum amount wage and also that taxes go to our area hospitals, we must report these contractors to Income Canada.

Police known as soon after heated dispute at Catholic faculty board assembly above increasing Delight flag, April 26

As a lifelong Catholic and as a human becoming, I am appalled at the conduct of so lots of at the York area Catholic university board conference.

The loving Christian acceptance of LGBTQ persons is personified in Pope Francis. I urge all men and women to abide by his guide.

Juanita MacLean, Scarborough

Canadians are unwell of several issues, these as the lingering pandemic, continuous negative news on local climate change, loaded vs. weak earnings disparities, the discovery of unmarked graves of Indigenous small children and the deterioration of important metropolitan areas attempting to arrive out from below the pall of COVID.

I question, having said that, that it would choose them 9 years to get sick of a Pierre Poilievre authorities. Primary Minister Justin Trudeau has considerably surpassed his predecessors on women’s legal rights and on problems of Truth of the matter and Reconciliation.

People in america grew unwell of the Clintons, and look what they obtained as an alternative! Trudeau respects scientific knowledge and heeds the very good counsel of dependable advisers like Katie Telford and of course, Chrystia Freeland.

The NDP has long functioned as the conscience of the Liberals, most not too long ago with regards to dental care, which manufactured their pulling the rug out from underneath the Liberals on the gun management all the extra regrettable.

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