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Is Canada Following in America's Footsteps?

Dear Editor,

I was watching Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 in horror of what can be done to innocent citizens, when I realized it may not only be in the U.S. or third world countries.

Are we not guilty of the Flint-style genocide in our indigenous communities? Are we not poisoning our water with the tailing ponds out west? We are not bombing our own cities like they did in Flint, but with the investigations into the RCMP and Thunder Bay police, are we not guilty too? Did the G20 disgrace not show we are capable of a police state too? When Harper ended the long census so we could not evaluate the destruction of Canada and Ford is destroying any good thing Wynne did, Trump style, is that any different from the U.S.?

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Gone But Not Forgotten

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December 24, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of a tragic accident that took the lives of four young men, three of whom were brothers from Rocklyn. What started as a quick sight-seeing flight north of Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) ended in a nightmare for four families.

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Reader Offers Thoughts on Parks Use Bylaw


I hope that Meaford can take a deep breath.

I understand that it's very easy to get emotional about an issue like the park bylaw. Personally, I don't know if there is a better approach than the existing bylaw, and I'd like to hear more about the thinking behind it. But I understand that the entire process arose in response to complaints from Meaford residents.

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