Here are today’s Ottawa Sun letters to the editor.
CANADA POST CAN
You give credit when it is due, and this time it is Canada Post. I mailed three Christmas cards, albeit late, to my grandchildren out of town on Monday afternoon last week hoping that they might possibly get them by Dec 24. Well, bless my buttons I got a call from the youngest little guy excitingly stating that he got his card on Wednesday afternoon.
Thank-you posties, you have a tough job, especially during the frenzied holiday season, and as usual you came through.
(Christmas miracles do come true, thanks for sharing.)
MANY DANGERS IN WRONG HANDS
The PM stated he will only go after hunting rifles that are dangerous. Think about it; what isn’t dangerous in the “wrong hands”? A hammer, kitchen knife, a rope, a rock, a car and don’t forget that dangerous old truck that brings us just about everything we need in our daily lives. There’s not much we touch daily that isn’t dangerous in the wrong hands.
So here we go again with our government punishing the honest law-abiding Canadians and ignoring the criminals.
(Rock, paper, scissors, gun… even if they all can inflict harm, one is certainly more dangerous than the others.)
PUT MOUSER ON THE MONEY
Re: Chuck’s in their back pocket; King to appear on British pound starting in ’24, Dec. 21
It should be King Larry I. Larry, chief mouser at No. 10 Downing Street, is the one-off standalone cat ruler of his own residential island in the middle of London.
No imposing himself on a Commonwealth of catteries splotched around the planet where he is expensively hosted by the resident felines who would rather be left alone.
Anthropomorphically speaking, Larry I is the observant Puss ‘n’ Boots to Charles III’s tuxedoed Sylvester the Cat, prone to launching long-winded rants on obscure subjects with a saliva lisp.
No, wait. That’s Trudeau II “speaking moistly” as he doles out inflationary Canadian bank notes bearing Tiff Macklem’s portrait.
TEACHER SITUATION SAD
Watching and reading the news of a transgender teacher in Ontario, allowed to “teach” her message to our next generation, dressed like that, without consequence, is sad. Twenty years ago, a student would have been sent home as a discipline for that appearance.
Twenty years ago, this teacher’s action would not have been tolerated. Parents would have kept kids home or the teacher would have been put on sick leave. And times were great, never better, and never to be again.
The “woke” revolution has lost its way.
(We tend to agree. Enough is enough.)
BODY CAMERAS NEEDED
Re: Another drug case folds amid allegations of Ottawa cop stealing cash during raid, Dec. 20
Cities and governments need to find the money — God knows they find it for the stupidest things. It’s time every police officer in the field has a body camera as well as cameras in the cruisers. Here we go again with charges tossed out in Ottawa.
It’s not like the technology is new, there are examples on TV shows every night.
(We agree, but it’s worth considering in addition to cost of the cameras, there’s the cost of the storage space and extra labour needed to archive all this video…)