Let’s get real

The London Free Press - - LETTERS -

As a proud Lon­doner, and a proud Cana­dian I am happy with the world’s per­cep­tion of Canada as a peace­keeper and a coun­try of de­cent peo­ple who open their doors to cit­i­zens of other na­tions to make a good life here with us.

I’m happy about the low un­em­ploy­ment rate here in Lon­don of 4.9 per cent and I’m even happy that NDP MP Irene Mathyssen will have a nice com­fort­able pen­sion when she re­tires.

I’m happy that many peo­ple can make free com­ment on the fact that Saudi Ara­bia has a bad hu­man rights record.

But come on, peo­ple, there are many coun­tries around the globe that are even worse: China, In­dia, the Mid­dle East, Rus­sia

Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics em­ploys thou­sands of fine peo­ple who work hard and con­trib­ute to so­ci­ety and look af­ter their fam­i­lies, and if this con­tract is can­celled by those who would make po­lit­i­cal hay (even though they have noth­ing to lose) it would be a dis­as­ter for all of us.

A deal is a deal and if we throw in the towel on this, there are oth­ers just wait­ing in the wings to take over this lu­cra­tive op­por­tu­nity.

It’s guar­an­teed that Mathyssen will not be stand­ing in the un­em­ploy­ment lines or on wel­fare as many of the work­ers of GDLS would be if this con­tract is can­celled. Eva Bartsch Lon­don

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