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Letter to the Editor

Scrap Bill 160

Dear editor

Bill 160, the misnamed Education Quality Improvement Act, has now passed second reading in the Legislature. This omnibus education bill will gut existing laws that require certified teachers to deliver ministry-outlined programs in our schools.

Stories sought

Dear sir:

I am writing to request the assistance of your readers in compiling a book of general stories of our “Women of the War Years." These will be the stories of women who served with the Allied armed forces, as well as the "war brides” who married Canadian armed forces men serving overseas during World War I and World War II.

Two bills, one cause

Dear editor

The presidents and provincial executives of all the teacher affiliates from across the province met in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 25 to discuss Bill 160—the misnamed Education Quality Improvement Act.

Praise merited

Dear editor:

Foster families throughout the district are meeting a need that is greater than ever before. During Foster Family Week, Oct. 19-25, their contributions merit the highest recognition and praise.

Family and Children’s Services applaud the contributions that the 40 foster families provide to other families and children in crisis in our district.

No experience necessary?

Dear editor:

Not too long ago, I awoke to find a trickle of water coming from a broken shower head in my bathroom. I immediately decided that I needed a plumber.

When the hail storm damaged my roof, I called a carpenter with the skills to solve that problem. When my car starts making strange noises, I take it to a mechanic.

Lacking ‘intelligence’

Dear editor:

This past summer, while at the cabin with my young daughter, I had the pleasure of listening to CBC’s Vicki Gabareau. One interview in particular has stayed with me.

Gabareau was interviewing an American author, and they were discussing his research findings that could, in part, explain the education dilemma we now face in Ontario.

Warm hospitality

Dear sir:

It is with my greatest pleasure to submit this letter of thanks to the town of Fort Frances for the outstanding warmth and hospitality I had experienced during my stay.

Brinkmanship

Dear sir:

Premier Harris is playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship.

Ontario CUPE members continue to prepare for a province-wide walkout as the promised changes to Bill 136 appear to fall short of labour’s demands.

No experience necessary?

Dear editor:

Not too long ago, I awoke to find a trickle of water coming from a broken shower head in my bathroom. I immediately decided that I needed a plumber.

When the hail storm damaged my roof, I called a carpenter with the skills to solve that problem. When my car starts making strange noises, I take it to a mechanic.

Gain or lose?

Dear editor:

I am writing to voice my concern about the impending government legislation on education in Ontario. There are many aspects of this legislation that I disagree with but I would like to focus on one aspect of it here.