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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 a very powerful determinant was an absence of parking. This can be a metropolis which discourages using vehicles, needs 50 per cent fewer vehicles downtown by 2030, no widening of main arteries, and everybody utilizing the bus or peddling their bike.

Folks nonetheless prefer to drive their very own automobile to work as a substitute of standing within the rain ready for the bus.

Metropolis council isn’t going to win by making an attempt to drive folks to do as they want.

Ken Minshull, London

Restrict Rogers

After the newest 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 accomplished proper off the bat, however we’re speaking in regards to the Liberals who’re bereft of any frequent sense.

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 means 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 relations have been paying one-third the worth for comparable cell service. We are able to solely hope and dream that at some point we may be as fortunate.

Ken Ray, London

Elect judges

The latest 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 with regards to 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 at all times have been in favour of electing judges. Some folks really feel it could convey politics into the judicial system. Howdy? There may be nothing extra political than getting appointed for all times.

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

Edward I, of England, didn’t need attorneys in Parliament as he mentioned 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 folks 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 at all times straightforward to do that. There are also people who find themselves not laptop literate. Whereas many older folks have embraced Twenty first-century know-how, many can not or don’t want to. Don’t put roadblocks in our means so we can not journey.

Judith O’Rourke, Aylmer

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