YOU SAID IT: Don’t blame the Boomers


Listed here are at the moment’s Ottawa Solar letters to the editor.

DON’T BLAME THE BOOMERS

Re: Getting it proper key to the long run, column, March 31

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Fascinating column from Tom Mulcair about dealing with a nationwide disaster and the long run. He makes wonderful factors about how provinces are working towards the identical collective purpose. One would suppose that Tom would wholeheartedly assist the universally touted conviction that every one Canadians (of all age teams) are “on this collectively.” That’s, till he makes the weird assertion that, “The infant boomers could have as soon as once more positioned an immense financial burden on future generations.”

Justin Trudeau and his comparatively youthful cupboard — not child boomers — have needlessly positioned a sequence of gigantic deficits on future Canadians within the good financial instances that now we have simply come by.

Not all members of provincial and federal legislatures are boomers. Isn’t it divisive and downright unsavoury, on this time of extreme disaster, to divide Canadians into age teams in order that some might be scapegoated?

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I had thought that the NDP message was about respect and equality for all. The grotesque singling out of child boomers by a distinguished and well-educated former chief of a nationwide political occasion exhibits not a modicum of humanity.

Please keep in mind, Mr. Mulcair, that on this time of disaster a lot of your brother and sister Canadians are struggling and even dying on this horrible pandemic. I’m sincerely hoping that we are able to all quickly look to a brighter and higher future as leaders respect and assist all Canadians of all ages, financial circumstance and background … together with boomers.

DAN NAYLOR

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OTTAWA

(Can’t all of us simply get alongside?)

SHAME ON THEM

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Re: Fast is vital with assist measures, March 26

I used to be disenchanted with components of the above editorial. You rightly identified that Prime Minister Trudeau initially tried a cynical energy seize with the COVID-19 laws that may have given his minority authorities a clean cheque to do no matter they need between now and the top of subsequent yr. You incorrectly said the PM withdrew the contentious components of the laws. He didn’t withdraw them. He negotiated with the Opposition, which foolishly agreed to the requested powers, albeit for a decreased timeframe of six months and with the addition of some reporting necessities. So the PM and the Liberal authorities have carte blanche to do no matter they need and Parliament and the individuals don’t have any recourse.

Disgrace on the prime minister for utilizing a pandemic and financial emergency to achieve powers he shouldn’t have requested and shouldn’t have been granted. I hope your readers learn the next article within the Solar: “Liberals get limitless spending authority for six months,” which defined intimately what the Liberals requested for and achieved and what now we have misplaced. Any authorities that makes use of such underhanded means to attain unprecedented powers doesn’t deserve accolades and most actually demonstrated it can’t be trusted.

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The PM, his MPs and their senior workers deserve our condemnation for eradicating Parliament’s function in our democracy. Disgrace on them.

SHARON NAVIN

OTTAWA

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(Drastic instances name for drastic measures.)

COULD BE A LOT WORSE

A good friend not too long ago instructed me, “Your grandparents had been known as to warfare. You’re being known as to sit down on the sofa. You are able to do this.”

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ALAN STARCHER

OTTAWA

(We’re on this collectively!)

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