YOU SAID IT: Your turn, Doug


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

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YOUR TURN, DOUG

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Now that both Saskatchewan and Alberta have rejected confiscating guns from lawful owners, it is high time for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to do the same. True dictatorships like China, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela have disarmed their citizens because the last thing they want is for their people to have any sort of personal protection, and our federal government seems to be following suit.

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The cops have no business intruding into our private abodes, it is a total infringement on our rights and freedoms. However, in the meantime, gunplay and gang violence are becoming more prevalent, especially in Canada’s urban centres.

I would hope that Ottawa’s finest decline to enforce this draconian edict. However, after watching our current top blue echelon in action, they will no doubt bow to the wishes of Mr. Freeze.

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STEPHEN FLANAGAN

OTTAWA

(Time will tell.)

COLUMN BANG ON

Re: Trump had his chance and blew it — his supporters deserve better, column, Sept. 30

Congratulations to Gary Abernathy on one of the best-written columns about Trump and his years. His assessment of both “far sides” of each party, as we now see in Canada as well, as unwilling to work with any leader for the good of the people, was bang on.

DAVID KEENAN

STITTSVILLE

(Thanks for reading.)

PM SO OUT OF TOUCH

Re: Trudeau tone deaf; PM about to raise taxes 3 times but hopes you won’t notice, column, Sept. 30

As our “esteemed” PM continues to raise taxes, even in the face of out-of-control inflation, it just magnifies how out of touch the guy is with average Canadians. I believe the majority of the electorate is finally starting to catch on to the fact that the inane carbon tax accomplishes nothing. I suppose Trudeau and his butthead adviser believe that punishing people financially for using still necessary fossil fuels in a cold climate is necessary. Bring on the election, please.

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MIKE SHURTLIFF

KANATA

(There will be another vote, eventually.)

PARKWAY NAME SHOULD STAY

Regarding renaming the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, I am fairly sure that John A. did not foresee the unmarked graves, nor the abuse that took place in the residential schools. I am also fairly certain he only wanted to educate certain groups of people in order to improve their lives. The name should stay.

RAYMOND LANIEL

(We’re not convinced.)

SO MANY INFLATIONS

Re: LILLEY: Actually, MPs can say ‘Justinflation,’ as long as they pronounce it properly, column, online edition, Sept. 30

Meet the inflations.

First, there is Justinflation or “just inflation”, according to the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Then there is Shrinkflation — less product for the same price as before.

Now there is Skimpflation, getting fewer services (bus frequency, customer support) and/or lower quality ingredients in prepared restaurant and grocery foods (almond flavour for real almonds) at the same or higher price.

It allows businesses to make the same or more money on a lower-quality product without overtly revealing what they have done. But taste and price are affected.

Beware “skimpflation.” It is not a new diet fad!

DYAN CROSS

OTTAWA

(Devastating for our palates.)

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