Dear sir: When bureaucrats wish to do something stupid, they first make, and then quote, a stupid regulation to justify it. I enclose a letter from a Mrs. Mahoud replying on behalf of Mr. Wilson, the minister of health, to letters of mine concerning Northern Health Travel Grants. Patients’ names […]

Dear sir: The Boreal West Round Table discussion group meeting that I attended in Fort Frances on Sept. 11 prompted me to write this letter. The session heard presentations from several interest groups concerned with the MNR’s new direction in forest management. The positions of each of the four main […]

Dear editor: I feel compelled to write on behalf of the students I represent because many of them cannot communicate in conventional manners of speech or print. I am speaking of the many children in our district who are identified as exceptional students. Please listen carefully so their silent voices […]

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. This concern is the impact of it on athletics […]

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 […]

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. The premier claims he has responded to our concerns but he won’t show us his […]

Dear sir: People need to be made award of the crisis which is rapidly approaching in education due to the actions of the Mike Harris government. The minister of education and training, John Snobelen, is notorious for his remark that he intended to create a crisis in education in this […]

Dear editor: With talk of a possible teachers’ strike, I thought I would write this letter to offer my support. I know that many people feel that a teacher’s job is an easy one. This is not true. I know. I have spent many hours being involved with volunteer work […]

To the editor: If it wasn’t so sad, it would be a joke. The Mike Harris government has just announced that they are going to spend $1 million on a publicity campaign aimed at explaining how they are going to take $1 billion out of education in Ontario but not […]

Dear sir: Re: Removing teachers from the roles of Computer Resource/Site Administrators. Great! An outstanding idea! Please, John Snobelen, is there anything I can do to help you speed up the implementation of your (obviously) well thought-out concept? Oh yeah, by the way, your idea of mandating an eight-hour workday […]

Dear editor: There has been much discussion lately in the media about the government’s Bill 136. Some of it is downright scary to those of us who work in the public sector. There are those in the general population who may agree with the government but please consider our position. […]

Dear sir: As I watch the TV show “Spin City,” I take delight in how the backroom boys teach the politician to avoid answering questions, give misleading and inaccurate information, and even lie so convincingly that he still manages to hold onto power. However, the tactics in the fictional political […]