Here are today’s Ottawa Sun letters to the editor.
SEEMS THEY HAVE PLENTY TO GIVE NOW
Re: Canada commits $300M to COVID-19 fight, June 28
Justin Trudeau recently announced that $300 million was going overseas to help fight COVID-19 in addition to the billions of dollars he has handed out to other causes with little or no control by Parliament. I can only imagine what is going through the minds of the men and women who have proudly served or are serving in our military. So many lives lost, physical and mental injuries. When they ask for support from their country, they are told, “You are asking for more than we can give.”
(Words fail, indeed.)
HOPE HABS LAND ALEXIS
Here’s hoping the Habs lose to the Penguins in the play-in round later this summer and win the Alexis Lafrenière sweepstakes. The kid is a phenom in the same mould as Auston Matthews and would be a perfect fit for the Bleu Blanc Rouge. A Quebecer with the most fabled franchise in the National Hockey League, that would be a dream come true for Montreal fans.
PUT MERIT FIRST
Re: Racism discussion everywhere, letter, June 28
I agree with letter writer Bob Morris 100 per cent. Political correctness has reached the point that the best people, no matter the race or colour of their skin, are being bypassed for jobs and promotions in order to appease those who take offence to even the smallest of slights. Is it good that we are discussing racism? Absolutely … if it is indeed racism and not someone who figures they can get something for nothing just by crying racism.
Let’s put merit and experience ahead of colour, race, religion or political affiliation and start hiring those who have earned and deserve the position.
(The most qualified candidate should always be the first choice.)
TOO LATE TO HIT THE BRAKES?
I read an interesting article recently concerning the current dire financial straits of Ottawa. It seems to me that no one in the press is asking any questions about the LRT in relation to this — at least not in the public arena.
I believe that Ottawans deserve clarification and an explanation.
Given the dire financial straits Ottawa seems to be in, why is the city not looking at suspending the current plan to implement Phase 3 and maybe even parts of the LRT Phase 2 project.
This project hardly seems to be the same priority at this time that it was several months ago. The pandemic has changed and will continue to change so much of the world as we know it. With more people planning to work from home in the future, would this not factor into any decisions regarding the LRT? Would it not be the right time to reassess?
Surely there are higher priorities at play now than the completion of the entire LRT project. Pardon the pun, but is this not a “train that can be stopped” or at least slowed down for other than technical reasons?