Letters Nov. 24: Canadians dismayed with the lack of consequences for politicians

letters nov. 24: canadians dismayed with the lack of consequences for politicians

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh take part in the federal election English-language debate in Gatineau, Sept. 9, 2021.

WASTE OF MONEY

In reference to your article dealing with the Emergency Act and the Liberal/NDP coalition (Was it a threat or not? Nov. 22), what I see is a gross misuse and abuse of the law of Canada, the Canadian Constitution and the trust of Canadian people. These people have lied, misled and manipulated the system and at the end of the day they will walk away with absolutely no consequences whatsoever, with a huge government pension. Until there are consequences in place such as huge fines and/or lengthy prison sentences, they will continue doing the same thing because at present there are no consequences, so again at the end of the day, what’s the point? Just a huge waste of taxpayers’ dollars.

GARY FROESCUL

(Hopefully they learn from their mistakes.)

LET THE ITALIANS DO IT

This past summer my wife and I took a trip to Italy. We had the privilege of seeing in person some of the most magnificent architecture from the ancient world. Aqueducts that are still in use, the Colosseum and medieval villages still standing to this day. The Italians understood the concept of building for life. They understood that the strongest structure was an arch and applied it readily. Maybe the next time the city wants to build something out of concrete they should forgo TransEd and contact the Italians.

GEORGE COLGAN

(The Romans invented concrete, after all.)

MORE INTERFERENCE

Re: Chinese accused of interfering in Canada elections (PM not briefed on election interference? Preposterous, Gunter column, Nov. 22). No person who is not a resident of Canada, may during an election, influence electors to vote or refrain from voting for a particular candidate. So why is it OK for Justin Trudeau’s friend Barack Obama to tweet support during our country’s election?

RICHARD PLUIM

(Would be interesting to see Canadian authorities try to arrest any former U.S. president in his home country.)

STIPENDS DONATED

Re: People conned (letters, Nov. 22) L. J. Middleton didn’t say why we believe the science on climate change but not on COVID, Perhaps he doesn’t believe in climate change either. FYI, I sent my COVID stipend back to Ottawa. My husband donated his to STARS air ambulance. The second one we both made donations to the Kidney Foundation. Conned out of our money? In your dreams. You also proved my point. Senior bashing is alive and well.

NOELLE BROWN

(Canadians were free to use their COVID payments however they wanted.)

SHOW THEM THE DOOR

It seems from recent news reports that there are senior federal public servants who believe that they have the ability to decide what the law should say instead of what the law actually says, and to act on their unilateral opinion by advising the Prime Minister to ignore the law. Those people who advised the prime minister to break the law should be unceremoniously fired. Immediately.

DOUG RADKE

(Civil servants should stick to the letter of the law.)

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