‘Thank you for speaking out’
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