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Letters to the Editor: July 15, 2022

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Relating to the article Downtown workplace emptiness fee stays excessive at 26% (July 9).

A earlier article a couple of months in the past a few survey of potential renters indicated a very powerful determinant was an absence of parking. It is a metropolis which discourages the usage of automobiles, needs 50 per cent fewer automobiles downtown by 2030, no widening of main arteries, and everybody utilizing the bus or peddling their bike.

Individuals nonetheless prefer to drive their very own automotive to work as an alternative of standing within the rain ready for the bus.

Metropolis council will not be going to win by attempting to pressure individuals to do as they need.

Ken Minshull, London


Restrict Rogers

After the most recent fiasco at Rogers, the second in 15 months, it ought to be apparent to anybody with an IQ higher than a turnip that the deliberate takeover of Shaw by Rogers ought to be nixed. This could have been completed proper off the bat, however we’re speaking concerning the Liberals who’re bereft of any widespread sense.

What this nation wants is extra, not much less, competitors. Our telecom market ought to be opened. The large Canadian telecoms have had issues their manner far too lengthy and we’re paying for it.

As if to drive that time residence, in a letter to the editor, No competitors (July 13) Invoice Rothwell reported his Florida family members have been paying one-third the worth for comparable cell service. We are able to solely hope and dream that sooner or later we may be as fortunate.

Ken Ray, London


Elect judges

The current Supreme Courtroom determination to strike down consecutive sentences reveals this courtroom is out of contact with actuality by figuring out that murdering one individual is the equal to massacring 20 in the case of sentencing.

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On too many events, courts have determined what’s inhumane punishment for perpetrators of violent crime and given little consideration to the victims and their households.

I all the time have been in favour of electing judges. Some individuals really feel it will deliver politics into the judicial system. Hey? There may be nothing extra political than getting appointed for all times.

This courtroom has an excessive amount of to say concerning the operating of this nation and its legal guidelines. If we have been sensible, we might bar attorneys from operating for political workplace.

Edward I, of England, didn’t need attorneys in Parliament as he stated they have been too self-serving. We now have not realized a lot in centuries since then.

Thomas Geddes, Port Dover


I can’t ArriveCAN

The ArriveCAN app is an issue for individuals like me who should not have a smartphone. I can go to a public laptop, enter the data, print out a receipt and present this on entry to Canada.

It’s not all the time simple to do that. There are also people who find themselves not laptop literate. Whereas many older individuals have embraced Twenty first-century expertise, many can’t or don’t want to. Don’t put roadblocks in our manner so we can’t journey.

Judith O’Rourke, Aylmer

The London Free Press welcomes letters to the editor (ideally 150 phrases or fewer). Letters ought to be emailed to lfp.letters@sunmedia.ca. Please embrace your identify, place of residence (city or metropolis and province) and daytime cellphone quantity. Letters could also be edited for size or readability.

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