Monday, March 19, 2018


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Reader Thoughts on Meaford Surplus


Any surplus money that Meaford has above its budget in any fiscal year should be returned to taxpayers as a credit on their next tax payment.

This council voted a tax increase for 2014.

At the public pre-budget meetings taxpayers mad it very clear to council that they wanted tax relief. Council refused to act on these concerns. Any new projects should require budget approval. It is hard to believe that budget projections were so far off actual revenue income.

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Reader Takes Corporate Giants to Task Over Low Wages


One would think that it would be relatively easy for corporate giants like McDonald's and Tim Hortons to pay their front-line employees, who are not students, a few dollars an hour above minimum wage.   

After all, there are some small independent businesses in Meaford who are able to do so, while competing for the same customers. Those small businesses should be complimented for having the moral ethics to admit that good employees deserve more than poverty wages.      

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Reader Not Accepting Surplus Explanations


We read the article online (March 11th) about the "Problem for Council: What to do With A Larger than Expected Surplus?" and then we read the excuses.

They were excuses because there can be no other rationales or explanations that are acceptable. To deny "that the surplus was not a result of over-taxing Meaford residents" is beyond belief.

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.

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