YOU SAID IT: Stubbs facing obstacles

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

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When I lived in England and worked with Scotland Yard, there was never any promotion of its leader within its ranks to avoid nepotism and clientelism. Therefore, on the face of it, the selection of Eric Stubbs, a senior RCMP officer, makes perfect sense given the current infighting we have seen within the Ottawa Police Service.

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That being said, Stubbs, who brings strong operational experience and has managed the busy Prince George RCMP detachment, faces many hurdles from being an outsider to some city council members wanting someone another.

Stubbs could do himself some good by getting advice from retired Senator Vern White, who rose successfully from senior RCMP officer to police chief of both Durham Regional and the Service of Ottawa police.

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I hope Stubbs can quickly win the support of grassroots members of the Ottawa Police and the public, as he will soon need both to succeed.





Common sense is something rarely heard from a politician. They can always « fix » things. Instead of preparing for the next inevitable catastrophe caused by human neglect of our planet, current governments (the “coalition”) continue to react to climate change like Canada has a major impact on the end result.

We’re not going to… go away and leave at least enough money to eat!

Mike Defalco


(We sense a collective loss of optimism about the future.)


There is nowhere on this planet where politicians should be able to use the honorable title. For several years now, they seem to have utter contempt for those they are sworn to serve. They can look you in the eye and tell you they’re not lying; they just don’t tell the truth and spend all their time working on their own agendas and re-election.

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(Thanks for reading.)


It’s interesting to hear all the comments about how the citizens of Ottawa were so scared of the truck convoy, albeit because of misconceptions conveyed by Trudeau. I point out that truckers in Ottawa represented the protests of thousands of people across Canada who lined highways and stood on overpasses as they drove – people were fed up with bad decisions made by Trudeau, including the decision affecting truckers who were the lifeline to products on our shelves during COVID.

I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if the citizens of Ottawa had also joined the truckers in demanding that Trudeau meet with the protest leaders instead of swearing at and labeling them. I imagine with such local support, the horns would have stopped and a peaceful exit would have happened much sooner.

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(We’re sure the constant honking and crowds have something to do with fear.)


Mean Girls is an incredibly brilliant and dramatic artistic presentation of many sensitive, controversial, emotional and topical issues that envelop young people in high school society. This professional portrayal of adolescent life encourages greater discussion of the social realities facing future generations. Congratulations to the NAC and all involved in this creative work of art.

Patrick Mason


(That’s so searching.)

  1. A person shopping.

    YOU SAID IT: Gluttony in the grocery store

  2. A woman is holding a small bottle labeled with a

    YOU SAID IT: ‘Tsunami’ has arrived

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