WHAT ARE YOU DOING, TORY?
John Tory will have blood on his hands. It is truly refreshing to see the Sun provide both sides of this emotional handgun ban debate. In one corner we have a policeman, union president Mike McCormack, who says a ban would divert resources from front-line policing and banning handguns will have zero impact. In the other corner we have a mayor fighting for his political life who knows nothing about policing but plenty about politics. Tory states: “If we can take one gun out of one hand, we can save one life.” The question Mr. Tory must answer is by diverting resources from front-line policing, how many lives is he willing to sacrifice to get re-elected?
(Tory has doubled down on the ban, and isn’t budging)
WHAT ABOUT THE OTHERS?
Can we please get some info on others who are running for the mayor’s chair? What about Faith Goldy, for example, or some of the many others running?
(We will giving our readers more in-depth analysis of the candidates in the coming weeks as a lead-up to the election)
NOT SUCH A SAFE CITY
Responding to comments about the recent gun violence, you state that “Toronto does remain a safe city” (Letters to the Editor, Sept. 4). Fair enough, that’s your opinion, but this assertion is totally contradicted in the same issue by the front-page headline which says, in part: “Man slain in front of his wife, two small children at memorial for murder victim.” That says it all.
(Sadly, the situation is changing everyday)
IT’S NOT UP TO YOU TEACHERS
Re “ETFO seeking injunction to keep ’15 sex-ed curriculum” (Antonella Artuso, Sept. 4): So, the teachers want to teach their own agenda. They’ve gotten away with foisting their opinions on our children and grandchildren for years and I, for one, am fed up with it. If a student asks a question where the answer is not covered by their current grade’s curriculum, they should be advised to make it clear that anything outside course material should be discussed with their parents. It is not up to the teachers to decide what they will and will not teach. I wish they’d get back to teaching the three R’s and consider anything outside the curriculum off limits. Surely they can leave some judgment calls up to these children’s own parents!
(Would be nice if they focused on teaching and not activism)
A MEANINGFUL DEBATE
Re “Crisis? What crisis?” (Goldy Hyder, Sept.4): In the last paragraph of this column on refugees, Hyder talks about the collective wisdom of Canadians when given the right information and the opportunity to speak and be heard. However, it would appear our prime minister has set up a naval blockade around free speech, commissioning the new ‘Censor Ship’ to stop any meaningful discussion on the subject. And Trudeau, in defence of his ideals, is quick to label anyone who disagrees with him as racist and/or UnCanadian. How are we to solve any problem in this country if our own prime minister refuses to engage the public in meaningful dialogue.
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