YOU SAID IT: Recipe for disaster
Here are today’s Ottawa Sun letters to the editor.
RECIPE FOR DISASTER
The city will have plenty of time to test the “Streetcar to Nowhere” as ridership will remain low for many months to come. Nobody will want to take this poor excuse for a transportation system because of the ongoing pandemic.
Sadly, the city continues to sink vaults full of taxpayer cash into this quagmire while its finances are already hemorrhaging badly. This is a complete recipe for disaster, it is little wonder that more and more folks are looking to move out of urban areas like ours, the future does not look pretty.
(Keep on keeping on.)
From the beginning, the Trudeau government has used the pandemic as an excuse to suspend democracy and govern like it had a majority instead of a minority government. The media has been complicit in this by covering Trudeau’s Rideau Cottage ramblings without affording opposition leaders the opportunity to respond. Every day Trudeau made one of his Rideau Cottage statements, the leaders of the opposition should have followed him to the mike and had their chance to comment. Once a week in Parliament doesn’t come close to the unchallenged daily media platform Trudeau has been given.
(Thanks for reading.)
WE’VE HAD TORNADOES BEFORE
Re: Ill-informed climate views, letter, Aug. 5
The letter writer stated, “I grew up in Kanata; we never had any tornadoes until the last couple of years, with devastating results.”
I do not know how old the woman is, but to my knowledge there have been 11 tornadoes within the Ottawa region over the last 20 years — averaging one every two years.
Admitted, not all have been devastating, except to those who have to pay for the damage. The damage done in Gloucester in 2000, Burnstown, Renfrew and Thurso in 2004, and Combermere in 2006 was not inconsequential. In 2009, there were 18 planes damaged at the Rockcliffe Flying Club and in 2013 there was considerable tornado damage at the Pine View Golf course.
Canada is second only to the U.S. in the Tornado Derby. They are not infrequent in number or inconsequential in damage to property, or to the emotional, financial or physical well-being of those so affected.
One does not do justice to the integrity of their argument regarding climate change by ignoring the facts of climate history.
ROBERT A. GRIMES
NO WORRIES FOR PM
It’s obvious why Trudeau loves socialism — he’s never had to work a day in his life, never had to pay or worry about keeping food on the table or a roof over his head. It’s all been given to him free of charge thanks to his trust fund. In his mind, get everything for doing nothing is his way of life and he believes that everyone will love socialism because he doesn’t know any better.
The man has no idea what the value of a dollar is because he never has to worry about where his next paycheque will come from. Money for nothing and the cheques are free.
HIGH RIVER, ALTA.
(Take it you’re not a fan.)