‘Thank you for speak­ing out’

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Ed­i­tor, Re: Let­ters, The News, Jan. 23, ‘MPP’s be­trayal,’ Lau­rette Car­reau;

Hooray for Amanda Si­mard. (Pre­mier Doug) Ford didn't tell us he was go­ing to cut ser­vices to fran­co­phones be­cause he wanted to be elected and then fol­low his hid­den agenda. Some of the changes he wants are ir­re­spon­si­ble be­cause there are no sav­ings, just ag­gra­va­tions for fran­co­phone or­ga­ni­za­tions. It must be be­cause fran­co­phones don't pay taxes and there are no his­toric rea­sons for their ex­is­tence.

And then there are cuts to the arts. If artists do not know what to do with their time, they can learn to play hockey.

And then there are cuts to young pupils who need help with learn­ing prob­lems. Some need a small boost to get back on track and on to im­por­tant ca­reers.

This is the fu­ture of On­tario that he is toy­ing with.

Who's next? Is it you big busi­ness? Heav­ens no! The sav­ings in tax breaks in the mil­lions and cuts to ad­min­is­tra­tive “red tape” meant to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment will make the rich more pow­er­ful and the lit­tle peo­ple will pay the price. And don't in­crease the min­i­mum wage, it cuts prof­its.

Thank you, Amanda, for speak­ing out. We can't af­ford Ford.

Jules Bour­don, Corn­wall

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