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A government run amok
C-51 is a 60-page bill that affects a wide variety of existing laws to suit the Harper government’s campaign of fear and for his campaign for re-election
Pension problems
In today’s society, when people hold down two or three jobs because they have to work at minimum wage or a bit more, or can only find part-time work, it’s no wonder they can’t save and no way can they contribute to RRSPs.

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Friday, June, 19, 2015 - 6:06:27 PM
Ontario fighter pilot tells students to dream big "not to take anything away from Deanna Brasseur, but as far as being one of the first women fighter pilot this is false. The Russians, during WW II had squadron of women fighter pilots called the "night witches" and were feared by the germans."
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Thursday, November, 06, 2014 - 7:07:52 AM
Understanding of OPP's new 'transparent' billing is still pending "To add insult to injury wait until you start receiving overtime bills from the OPP. Wait until there is yet another force-wide hike in their salaries and benefits. I encourage you to Google the 'Ontario Provincial Police Block' and examine the conten"
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Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - 5:05:46 AM
New OPP billing model brings savings to county "Wait until you start receiving overtime bills from the OPP. Wait until there is yet another force-wide hike in their salaries and benefits. Then you will see how much Wellington County will actually save with the OPP's new billing model. Moreover, th"
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A bad idea
Regarding the provincial government selling/maximizing/privatizing parts of our electricity system: the government will benefit; it will receive billions of dollars.
Good public consultation
Now that consultation about the appearance and function of the Market Square is about to enter a new phase, it’s important to consider what a good public consultation process looks like.
Mail discrepancy
According to Canada Post’s official figures, only 26 per cent of Canadians have mail delivered at CMBs
No right or wrong
I was a little shocked to read Mr. Cooney’s letter regarding his lack of connection with Gallery Stratford.
Parking garage more than an eyesore
From a quality of life perspective a parking garage is an ugly, unhealthy thing.
Skeptical of vaccines for good reason
People are skeptical of vaccines for good reason. I’d encourage parents to reference multiple sources including the National Vaccine Information Centre (www.nvic.org).
Respect change
With the recent passing of the annual “I Love My Gallery” auctions and gala I was given pause to think about whether I do, in fact, “love the Gallery Stratford.”
Building needs to go
When is this city council and planning subcommittee going to finally have the guts to quit letting this tiny group of heritage building preservationists control everything that takes place with this dilapidated burned-out pile of concrete formerly known as the Cooper site?
Not so safe
U.S. statistics from 2005 to 2012 show no deaths from measles, but 108 deaths from the vaccine.
About those roundabouts . . .
Snowmobile bylaws opposed
Transfers bad business
The city’s new policy of extending the use of bus transfers to one hour has saved me at least $20 so far, which I appreciate.
Need to regulate pet sales
At the last council meeting, our elected representatives heard a request from city residents that that we need to follow the lead of about a dozen Canadian cities who have already enacted controls on the selling of pets from stores, in order to combat puppy mills and control the overpopulation of stray cats.
A better electoral system
Our current “winner-takes-all” system is in dire need of an overhaul.
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