Opinion Letters

LETTER: Think outside the box

A Dec. 5 presentation by city staff to council concluded that our Barrie City Hall building is in a state of advanced deterioration and has surpassed its usefullness as it stands.With that came three scenarios from city planning staff for consideration. Renovate and lease additional facilities, renovate and expand facilities on-site, demolish one b

Downtown Barrie. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Will Barrie get a university: LETTER

Recently Ontario's Liberal government announced Brampton and Milton would get new university partnerships with York University. The city of Markham was granted a university campus in 2015.

Resident looks for one-on-one: LETTER

By now, most households in northern Barrie will have received a message from Alex Nuttall, Conservative Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP, decrying the Liberal carbon tax, claiming that it is a tax on everything.

LETTER: The widening gap

As you will probably agree, the ideal society would be for every one to be on an equal footing, but every day we see an ever-widening of the gap between these elements of society.One of the most common phrases one hears to explain this situation is “it’s not our fault; if they weren’t so lazy, they would get a job and make as much as we do.”That is

Kathleen Wynne

Provincial spending misplaced: LETTER

Instead of helping low-income Ontarians with their hydro bills, the provincial government spent almost $12 million on high-priced consultants and self-congratulatory promotional ads.

LETTER: There are ways to improve

The Canadian government owns a central bank, which issues a floating non-convertible fiat currency and has maximum fiscal flexibility. The probability of default of federal debt in Canadian dollars is zero.

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