Here are today’s Ottawa Sun letters to the editor.
BEE-UTIFAL NEWS, FOR A CHANGE
Re: Sweet!; What’s the buzz at the Senate building? Honeybees — 750,000 of them, Aug. 2
For so many weeks, the news has been all about pandemics and protests. Somewhat depressing, I must confess. How positively refreshing to open my Sunday Sun last week and discover a totally feel-good story on Page 2.
The Senate is hosting a colony of honey bees on the roof that has grown from 150,000 to 750,000. I have a whole new respect for our government. But it gets even better. The Château Laurier is taking care of the bees and using the honey in recipes.
I now have an overwhelming desire to book a lunch on their patio.
BILL HIT HARD
Bill Morneau has to be wondering what hit him. With what appears to be very clear foreshadowing, many in the media are questioning the role the finance minister in this Liberal government, given outrage the WE Charity scandal has elicited in the Canadian public. The prime minister even saw an opportunity to deflect and diminish his own culpability in this “situation” by saying that Morneau “should not have accepted” gifts.
Hey, Bill … don’t forget to remind him that at least you payed back your “gift.” Just how much did the PM pay back for the “gift” the Aga Khan provided?
(That feels like a trick question.)
Today we have the WE scandal and back in 2017 the Trudeau government cancelled the audit of charities. … How convenient.
THE CATTLE CROWD
Re: EDITORIAL: Back-to-school plan not perfect, but it’ll do, online edition, Aug. 2
The Sun Sunday editorial was typical of another fence-sitter who goes along with the politicians’ orders, like cattle going to the meat counter at Metro. Firstly, if a child is too young to wear a mask, stay home. Schools are for learning, not babysitting. Secondly, we are not even close to prepared. Take some time. Going back to school is not going to improve the economy or hold back on your future genius’s mental development. It’s like going to a gunfight with a knife in your pocket.
Yes, it’s tough, but to those who are worried and have more common sense than the cattle crowd, keep your kids home, teach survival skills, learn online and your patience will be rewarded.
(Not all parents have the luxury of being able to make that choice.)
When Justin Trudeau gleefully proclaimed, “Canada’s back!” what he was saying was that Canada has regressed back to pork-barrel politics and his friends would have their snouts in the trough. OK, now I get it.
IN THEIR OWN WORLD
While watching the Trudeau-Morneau show during the finance committee hearings, I came to the conclusion that these two guys are the epitome of white privilege. It’s almost as if the rules and guidelines are for the common folk and certainly do not pertain to them. Their attitude is almost royal like. I truly believe neither one of them has any idea how the other 95 per cent of the people of Canada exist.
Given what passes for opposition party leadership, it’s almost a certainty the Liberals will get elected again. Prognostication: a clear majority.
(Bite your tongue!)