Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

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

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HANDS FROM MY CUTTER

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Re: NCC, bymull tier, 17 nov

While the City Council of Ottawa is considering how to mow our lawns in the name of the climate crisis, they should consider limiting the number and size of refrigerators, bar refrigerators and freezers in our homes. Why not license all household appliances and impose a tax? You know, a gas stove charge, a TV charge for screens over 50 inches. It will definitely reduce electricity consumption. So go ahead with the requirement for smart meters so that Hydro Ottawa can limit the amount of heat in a house – keep it at 16 and put on a sweater.

Maybe the municipality should focus more on how to keep LRT running and fix the holes, and less time on being busy with how I mow my grass or pick up leaves.

PETER NIKIC

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OTTAWA

(It’s probably best not to give them more bright ideas.)

SOME NAMES ADVICE

I’m shaken every time I read grown men humiliating and using childish name calls against teen activist Greta Thunberg. We teach our children to behave well, even with those we disagree with. I do not know Greta and do not worry about her activism, but while I believe that one has every right to disagree with her, it is decent to call her Grinch or another name.

I disagree with Trudeau’s policies. I do not think he is a communist or a seller out of Canada, he just has different attitudes than me. I’ve never commented on how he dresses, his hair or the way he talks, or his socks, which are for thugs and whiners.

I hope the next time I read the comment section in the sun that the common angry mob behaves like adults.

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Chill … chill.

BARBARA RIDDER

OTTAWA

(We could all use a little more (un) ordinary decency and courtesy.)

PRIVATE TRANSPO

Please privatize this giant debacle known as OC Transpo. A seemingly endless money hole that continues to swallow our tax dollars at an alarming rate. Very soon there will be another price increase, which is an insult to the people who live in this city. I now assume that an organization, by being a failure, can then increase its passenger rates after putting the paying customers through hell and back.

The Ford government has convened a public inquiry and this is a good first step, but nothing will be achieved until this grandeur of a money-sucking department is placed in private hands.

STEPHEN FLANAGAN

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OTTAWA

(Hi, we’ll at least get a free ride in December.)

HARMS US ALL

The Ottawa Sun repeatedly prints letters to the editor from the same dozen dissatisfied who seem to wake up every day under their own personal black clouds. The election is long over, the Left won. Is this the American way of questioning the validity and choices of others who are too blind to see and therefore must have been fooled?

The only thing that can be said about printing letters full of ugly exaggerations that state opinions as facts and hurt political division instead of constructive criticism is that it hurts us all.

The Ottawa Sun is a major contributor to creating social division. As we have seen in the United States, it is a dangerous game to play in an attempt to increase the company’s profits. Personally, I do not want to live in the north of the United States.

IAN CAMPBELL

CARP

(Thanks for reading.)

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