You Mentioned It: Cherish our freedom


CHERISH OUR FREEDOM

Re: ‘Thank You’ from the Queen; World leaders applaud D-Day veterans, June 6

This and the opposite transferring 75th anniversary D-Day ceremonies drove residence the purpose that, had it not been for the “biggest era,” our lives at the moment might have been fully totally different.

We should cherish the liberty and liberty we get pleasure from at the moment because of those that risked their lives, many making the final word sacrifice. All these taking part within the D-Day invasion confirmed utter heroism, bravery and fearlessness as they attacked the closely armed Nazis, many being mowed down by machine gun fireplace as they scrambled up the seashore.

It took years to prepare the Allied invasion and the human losses by all these concerned are merely mind-boggling. Let’s by no means take the liberty we get pleasure from at the moment with no consideration and always remember Canada’s contribution.

LARRY COMEAU

OTTAWA

(Effectively stated.)

ALL SO TAXING

Right here we’re in June and up till now it has felt like late March or April. Perhaps we are able to use Mr. Trudeau’s carbon tax to maintain heat and to go someplace. He’s going to present extra again than his carbon tax takes in, proper? Has there ever been a worse prime minister?

Two of the final three years, we’ve had lengthy, moist springs, and the opposite 12 months it was not likely sizzling that summer season. So, for 3 years now, a lot of snow and rain, and cooler temperatures. Not plenty of actual summer season climate. Mr. Trudeau ignores the information and decides one of many coldest international locations, and particularly so the previous three years, ought to begin paying a carbon tax that taxes every little thing besides air pollution. The biggest polluters get exemptions and also you and I get to pay for it. We want oil and fuel warmth, and fuel for our vehicles much more the final three years. Ever attempt to trip a bicycle in a foot of snow at -40 C? Mr. Trudeau by no means has.

Canadian household cash is stretched farther and farther. No pay raises, simply new taxes. When is sufficient sufficient?

ANDY ABBOTT

HAWKESBURY

(Sufficient is already sufficient!)

THE MAGIC OF LRT

LRT should be going to be magical, as politicians declare LRT is the remedy for transportation issues in Ottawa. Contemplating town is 2,790 sq. kilometres, 12 straight km of LRT should be magical, particularly now that they’re dispersing public servants to 5 totally different places apart from downtown.

PETE MCLELLAN

BROCKVILLE

(Abracadabra!)

CAP RIGHT THING TO DO

Premier Ford has achieved the precise factor by capping provincial public sector wages at one per cent. These very lucky people have been using the gravy practice for much too lengthy, and that features their lavish pension plans. Town (LOL) ought to observe go well with; this bloated workforce ought to have had its wages capped a few years in the past, and that features our police personnel, who’re handsomely paid. Large Doug must also introduce laws to finish binding arbitration relating to legislation enforcement the place wage rulings all the time aspect with the unions.

There is no such thing as a more cash; suck it up individuals.

STEPHEN FLANAGAN

OTTAWA

(That’s a particularly frugal stance — we prefer it!)