Reap what you sow

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Reap what you sow

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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 couple of survey of potential renters indicated an important determinant was an absence of parking. It is a metropolis which discourages using vehicles, desires 50 per cent fewer vehicles 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 is just not going to win by making an attempt to power individuals to do as they need.

Ken Minshull, London

Restrict Rogers

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

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

As if to drive that time dwelling, in a letter to the editor, No competitors (July 13) Invoice Rothwell reported his Florida kinfolk have been paying one-third the value for comparable cell service. We are able to solely hope and dream that in the future we could be as fortunate.

Ken Ray, London

Elect judges

The latest Supreme Court docket resolution to strike down consecutive sentences exhibits this court docket is out of contact with actuality by figuring out that murdering one particular person is the equal to massacring 20 in relation to sentencing.

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.

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I at all times have been in favour of electing judges. Some individuals really feel it might convey politics into the judicial system. Hi there? There’s nothing extra political than getting appointed for all times.

This court docket has an excessive amount of to say in regards to the working of this nation and its legal guidelines. If we have been good, we might bar legal professionals from working for political workplace.

Edward I, of England, didn’t need legal professionals in Parliament as he stated they have been too self-serving. We now have not discovered 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 wouldn’t 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 at all times straightforward to do that. There are also people who find themselves not laptop literate. Whereas many older individuals have embraced Twenty first-century know-how, many can’t or don’t want to. Don’t put roadblocks in our manner so we can’t journey.

Judith O’Rourke, Aylmer

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