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Letter to the editor: “permanent” solution needed for license plate stickers

Here are today’s letters from the Ottawa Sun to the editor.

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I would like to thank Doug Ford for waiving the license plate renewal fee; these days we can all use money. However, can you fix the mess you created by doing this? We all drive around with expired stickers and as soon as we leave the province, we fall prey to any cop trying to meet their ticket quota.

For some reason MTO still expects us to renew these plates without charging us a fee (thank you) but without sending us a new valid sticker. How about the ministry send us all one last set of stickers that say “PERMANENT” so we can avoid those law enforcement fishing expeditions? You know those ones: They pull you over for an expired license plate, then ask, “Is there something in your car I need to worry about?” And that’s followed by a dodgy search of your car. Otherwise, the money we saved on renewal fees will only be spent on fines and legal fees.

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(A great idea.)


A Quebec Liberal MP has been photographed twice with his pants down while attending virtual House of Commons proceedings. He did not know !

A Liberal-appointed senator from Quebec, on a trip to California with the Prime Minister, participated in meetings of the Red Chamber (hybrid format)…against the rules. She did not know !

A former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister was unaware of physical or sexual abuse in residential schools when he was then minister of Indian affairs. Nobody had ever spoken to him about it, he didn’t know it!

And now, a Liberal cabinet minister from Quebec had no advance knowledge that a senior Global Affairs official was to attend a Russia Day celebration at the Russian Embassy in Ottawa. She didn’t know either!

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What do they know? Someone?

Guy Carisse


(Maybe they need a manual.)


Subject: Unfreezing MP pay: Integrity Committee, June 15

Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner, J. David Wake, said the province should consider lifting the 14-year wage freeze for MPPs. In his meetings with MPPs, some expressed concern about their level of static income. Current law makes them ineligible for a raise until the budget is balanced. The Commissioner’s response is simply to lift the freeze (reward the balance failure) or establish an “independent” review, the outcome of which would be a foregone conclusion.

Clearly, MPs hold the perfect solution to their income “problems” in their hands. Collectively, they all vote to pass each budget. That includes ruling party MPs, some of whom must surely be among those bemoaning the lack of a pay rise for nearly a decade and a half.

The solution to which they hold the key? Insist on the budget back in the black. Do not get the government to present balanced budgets, stop adopting deficit budgets and force the passage. Even tax idiots would recognize the folly of passing budgets that delay their own pay raises. Not only would this solve your own lack of increases, but it would do beleaguered Ontario taxpayers a great service, potentially freeing up some of the millions of dollars in interest payments for health, education and other important expenses.



(We’re full of great ideas today!)