Here are today’s Ottawa Sun letters to the editor.
LET’S DO IT RIGHT, CANADA
Re: Costly signs of the times, letter, June 30
Steen Petersen’s letter was brilliant, but missed the best parts of the changes to come. Besides having to go through the administrative challenge of changing passports and even birth certificates, please note that the names of many Canadian provinces harken back to the dark days (yeah, right) of our British and European heritage. In addition, there is an urgent need to immediately change the names of Vancouver, Victoria, Regina and Lake Louise, as well as our major rivers, minor streams and other bodies of water, including the great Hudson’s Bay. Throw in most Arctic islands and straits, and we’re in for a wholesale refreshing change for everyone.
Let’s be an example to the world and change our provincial names from left to right, B.C. being Province #1 and so on. It would clarify matters so much to say, for instance, that you’re from City No. 1 in Province No. 4.
What a lesson to the world in simplification, political correctness and indiscriminate demolition of Canada’s heritage.
MORE SEWAGE INTO RIVERS
This is worse than hypocrisy. When Catherine McKenna became environment minister in 2015, one of her first moves was to give Montreal mayor Denis Coderre (a Liberal) permission to dump billions of litres of raw sewage into the St Lawrence River.
Now, under new environment minister Jonathan Wilkinson, the Liberals are continuing their party policy of letting Quebec cities dump untreated human waste.
These are the same so-called environmentally conscious Liberals who are taxing Canadians beyond the grave with their carbon tax to fight “climate change” for which we are only 1.6 per cent responsible. These are the same Liberals who do not want to build pipelines because there might be a leak. On top of that, it would not be politically correct.
But according to the Liberals, it is all right to dump raw sewage into the drinking water for millions of Canadians and habitats for fish. Just another example of Liberal arrogance and hypocrisy.
Where are the so-called green environmentalists on this one? David Suzuki? Al Gore? Greta Thunberg? I just remembered. There is no money to make here.
(Let’s not forget the deluge of waste that flows into the Ottawa River.)
DON’T LET AMERICANS IN
Ineptness oozes from the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada doesn’t need a do-over, so, until our neighbours to the south fully understand the magnitude and ramifications of this virus, let’s do the right thing and keep our borders closed.
(Lock it down!)
FINE THE SLOBS
I have had it. Can the bylaw officers actually fine the people who deserve it? Regarding the slobs who toss the various fast food restaurant packaging on the roads, it’s called littering and there is a fine. The people who take shopping carts and leave them along the roads or bike paths? There is a fine.
The most disgusting thing I have come across this year is the dumping of cat litter along the bike path on Cahill Drive.
(That is terrible.)