Sat. May 21st, 2022

Here are today’s Ottawa Sun letters to the editor.

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BROTHER, CAN YOU SAVE A TIME?

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So Ford conservatives raised the minimum wage in Ontario by as much as 10 cents. For a prime minister who says he is there for the common guy and mad, this outrageous insult shows how out of touch he and his party are with reality.

Throughout the pandemic, he loudly praised the front-line staff who made sure we were provided with the essentials, took care of the elderly, and performed the essential tasks that kept civilization running. The majority of these heroes, as Ford praised them, worked for wages at or near the minimum wage.

Their reward? Exactly a thin shilling.

As inflation is going out of hand and housing costs are already at insurmountable levels, Ford and his cabinet have no idea what the bad worker is experiencing in trying to make ends meet. They should all be ashamed.

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KEN GLOFCHESKIE

OTTAWA

(In fairness, Ontario’s minimum wage is higher than most other provinces.)

THERE IS SOMETHING RAISING

The minimum wage in Ontario has just risen by 10 cents an hour. It is an incentive to go to work. Holy cow, I bet the travel agents are licking their chops. With all the extra money, it will be busy booking that winter vacation.

MIKE DEFALCO

ARNPRIOR

(It could be worse.)

MONSTERS EVERYWHERE

Ad: Glebe’s fault by the lake; 26-storey tower planned for busy intersection, pillar, October 1st

The Kelly Egans column recalled the decision some time ago to build a 32-story building on the corner of Preston and Carling. My first impression was a monster by the lake. When the last height was built, my first impression had come true. The proposed high-rise in Bronson and Carling defies all logic, but that does not prevent our “famous” planning committee from letting these monsters be built.

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The 32-story building in Preston and Carling will soon get another monster in Preston and Sidney. To see how ugly and monstrous the building is, drive east on Carling from Civic Hospital, and as you drive down the hill, you can quite clearly see how ugly it is and think of someone else coming across of the street.

It defies logic how easy it is to build these monsters in these areas. I think it all comes down to the almighty dollar. I think it’s time to remove the “Little Italy” sign by Preston and Carling. There is no longer a small Italy.

JOE LEGARI

(Imagine the urban sprawl that would take its place.)

THE MAN IS CONSISTENT

I can see that many Canadians are now very critical of our Prime Minister for vacationing, while the rest of Canada gloomily observed the first national day of truth and reconciliation. I have to defend him. Given our prime minister’s track record, including blackface, the WE scandal, the ethical violations and the call for an unnecessary election of $ 600 million, purely selfish, he must be credited for being very consistent with his record. There should be no surprise here.

If there are errors to mention, leave it to the Canadians who found it appropriate to re-elect him.

DON BARNES

OTTAWA

(Once upon a time …)

THANKS FOR THE WARNING

Re: BAD to the bone; Group of local businesses say they will not ask for a wax pass, October 1st

Thank you for publishing the article above. It lets business people who care about their health and the health of their clients and tenants know where not to go and what people and places to avoid.

GABBY HORAN

OTTAWA

(Take care.)

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