Tuesday, July 17, 2018


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Council Should Walk Slowly Toward Garbage Bag Tag Price Increases

Dear Editor,

I understand that Meaford Council is evaluating a plan to gradually move our garbage bag tag system into a full cost recovery program ($4.50 per bag). Until such a time as everything is recyclable, ethically disposable, or more controllable by the end-user, it is important to leave the price as is ($3.00 per bag).

We know that there is a financial shortfall between bag tag revenues and the higher cost of the Miller Waste disposal service. Let’s continue to pay that difference through our taxes until such a time as manufacturers catch up with the residential sector with respect to waste reduction and diversion.

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Concern About New Water Meters

Dear Editor:

Thank you for publishing an article about the water meter replacement program. Rob Armstrong's September 28 memo to Meaford Council indicates that they plan to start installing the Neptune R900 radio frequency water meters inside people's homes at the end of this month.

The last paragraph of Mr. Armstrong's memo indicates that people who are concerned about the health effects of EMFs (electro-magnetic fields) that are emitted by such devices can request an option - a transmitter that is placed on the side of the house instead of inside the house.

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MP Larry Miller: Holding the Government to Account


I am completely dismayed and disappointed in the way that our Prime Minister and Finance Minister are attacking hard-working small business owners, farmers, young workers, physicians, and just about every Canadian taxpayer. The mismanagement of so many files by this Government is simply unacceptable and they must be held accountable.

It is impossible to believe anything that Trudeau and Morneau would have Canadians believe nowadays. Let’s take a look at their track record. In the 2015 election the Liberals made a total of 226 promises. Of these promises, only 58 have been achieved. That works out to a roughly 25% success rate when they are more than halfway through their mandate. This means that 75% of what they have promised, they have simply not delivered on. On top of this, 36 promises have already been broken (including electoral reform, running short-term deficits of $10 billion for only two fiscal years, investing $3 billion for home care services and palliative care – the list goes on).

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