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Canada Letters to the editor: Premier Ford, let us play golf!

04:50  15 may  2021
04:50  15 may  2021 Source:   nationalpost.com

Golf super league resurfaces as McIlroy puts stock in legacy

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Premier Doug Ford says it is too soon to lift the order, which was set to expire next Thursday. The Canadian Press. Harvey Bischof, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, said the Premier ’s comments blaming teacher unions for keeping schools closed were “ludicrous.” Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor , please forward to letters @globeandmail.com.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has words for businesses that won’t let truckers across Canada use restrooms or other facilities as they haul goods across the country amid the COVID-19 crisis: Give the drivers a break! Ford was reacting to a Toronto Sun front page story by Bryan Passifiume showing that drivers can’t use restrooms or at times order food from restaurants that are closed to everything You wouldn’t even have any items in your stores to sell if it wasn’t for these same people that are hauling goods from one end of our country to the other and getting essential services through,” Ford said.

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‘It is difficult to see the difference between circles painted on the grass at a local park and individuals playing golf’

Re: You mean Ontarians can’t play golf because of Doug Ford’s buddies? Kelly McParland, May 14

Ontario Premier Ford announced Thursday that he is extending the provincial lockdown until June 2. Even more disappointing was the continued closure/prohibition of outdoor activities such as golf and tennis.

Ford’s rationale for keeping golf courses closed despite data and recommendations from scientific advisers to the contrary, is that after discussing with other “advisers” (not sure if this means his friends) he is concerned that golfers will congregate by travelling in one vehicle to and from the courses, and having drinks afterwards. Are his advisers living in the pre-COVID era? This is certainly not what occurred last year, nor expected this year.

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Most panelists tell us there's personal satisfaction in being part of an exclusive club that has an enormous impact on architecture, which influences site selection for championships. Many panelists appreciate the education; they thought they knew golf design before, but they get exposed to a much greater Golfers with a young family are probably not going to have enough time to dedicate to course evaluations, but those willing to travel (or travel a good deal because of their career) fit the typical demographic of our panelists. Competitive amateurs will not be allowed to evaluate courses during

Golfers are in general very law-abiding citizens. The game is entrenched in honesty and tradition. My experience and observations are that golfers abide by the policies set in place: that is one vehicle/household, no congregating anywhere, no arrival before 20 minutes prior to teetime, wearing a mask in the clubhouse to check in or use the washroom, and leaving promptly after your game. There are no patios or restaurants open, so it is unclear where a group could/would go for a drink if they even wanted.

More than ever, the public wants and expects appropriate scientific justification for closures and lockdowns. Science suggests outdoor activity is safe and preferable to indoor activity. It is difficult to see the difference between circles painted on the grass at a local park and individuals playing golf with appropriate distancing as per usual.

Letters to the editor: VE-Day wouldn't have happened if the Liberals had been planning it

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The letter , titled 'A Call For American Renewal,' is set to be published Thursday. Signatures include governors, ambassadors, and Republican Party chairmen. Demands party returns to a rational party, supports free minds, markets, people. Comes as Republicans ousted Liz Cheney from leadership The letter signatories, who include former ambassadors, governors, congressional members and Cabinet secretaries, want the Republican Party to return to 'principled' leadership and reject division and conspiracy theories, or face a new party dedicated to fighting for Republicans such as Cheney and

I and all golfers implore the premier to reconsider.

Allan Covens, Thornhill, Ont.

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Golf community livid about Ontario government extending ban on sport

  Golf community livid about Ontario government extending ban on sport Chris Barber can't help but think Ontario Premier Doug Ford has something against golf. Barber, the executive professional/GM at The Landings Golf Course and Teaching Centre in Kingston, Ont., can't understand why Ford has extended the ban on golf in Ontario until at least June 2. It was part of the government's decision Thursday to prolong its stay-at-home order — which also prohibits many other outdoor activities — by two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Golf isn't banned in any other jurisdiction in North America. "There's nothing that makes sense about all of this, whether it be golf, tennis courts or basketball courts," Barber said.

This is my first letter to readers as editor of this magazine, and my second issue. (That’s me, seated, on the right, in the blue shirt.) I didn’t choose our new site, but I’m proud of it, proud of our owner and our CEO for having the faith and the foresight to embrace this venue as one of possibility in the wake of We believe these higher goals don’t contradict the quest for profitability. On the contrary, we ’re convinced businesses that reflect and embody them will be tomorrow’s leaders. We are passionately interested in the nitty-gritty of what makes businesses really work and celebrate the creative people in

The letter questioned the integrity of the U . S . election. It also questions Biden's mental fitness, blasts the Iran deal, says 'anarchy' cannot be tolerated, and says 'illegals are flooding our country'. It echoes Trump's claims that absentee ballots are not secure. Other retired military officers slammed the letter as intrusion in domestic politics. The signers of the attached their names to the letter . Among them was Maj. Gen. Joe Arbuckle, who served in Vietnam and later commanded the US Army Industrial Operations Command (IOC) at Rock Island, Illinois.

‘Shame on Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage for co-authoring this drivel’

Re: Canadian energy ministers to Michigan: We’re standing up for Enbridge’s Line 5 , May 12 ; and Canada may win the Line 5 battle, but we’re still losing the war , Ted Morton, May 13

The irony of this oped is not lost on the host of Albertans who work in the oil and gas industry, still stinging from the countless betrayals by a federal government hell-bent on

seeing the demise of the industry in its rash pursuit of a zero carbon world.

As heartwarming as it is to read Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan’s sudden pragmatism regarding “The proud oil and gas workers who built this country,” to see it expressly stated for a situation imminently critical to Ontario and Quebec is all the more galling as Alberta struggles with decisions the federal government has made time and time again that have caused its chief industry to wither.

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Shame on Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage for co-authoring this drivel.

Darcy Charles Lewis, Edmonton

Our oil and gas workers, who have worked so hard to produce the world’s most environmentally friendly oil and gas, must be so heartened to hear the message of support from Canada’s Natural Resource Minister Seamus O’Regan. His statement that “the proud oil and gas workers who built this country have faced a challenging number of years” is a doozy in that his Liberal government is to blame for the majority of the challenges. Canada should be an energy independent nation but as Ted Morton points out, “six years of Trudeau anti-oil, anti-pipeline policies have jeopardized the very future of one of the largest and most important sectors of Canada’s economy.” Liberal policies have resulted in us selling oil and gas at bargain-basement prices to the U.S. and our need to import oil from despotic countries like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Canadians deserve better.

Bob Erwin, Ottawa

a sign on a bridge over a body of water:  A signpost marks the presence of high-pressure petroleum pipelines including Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered shut down by May 12, 2021, in Sarnia, Ont. © Provided by National Post A signpost marks the presence of high-pressure petroleum pipelines including Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered shut down by May 12, 2021, in Sarnia, Ont.

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Letters to the editor: Don't promote terrorism with marches that support Hamas

  Letters to the editor: Don't promote terrorism with marches that support Hamas ‘Firing thousands of missiles on predominantly civilian targets is nothing but an act of terror’ Re: Echoes of the Holocaust: The Jewish people have seen this movie before , Avi Benlolo, May 20; and There is nothing Islamophobic about defending Israel’s right to exist , Rupa Subramanya, May 20 The pro-Palestinian rallies, in clear defiance of public health orders, took place in many Canadian cities. Although the right to a peaceful protest is clearly enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and should be always respected, it would be helpful to remind Canadians that these “Freedom for Palestine” protests took place at the time when the Israeli civil populat

Doctor: Fully vaccinate health workers now

Re: Health-care workers deserve to be fully protected , Diane Francis May 10

I agree 100 per cent with Diane Francis. One month ago I was working as a vaccinator at a Toronto Public Health Mass Vaccination site when one of my fellow doctor-vaccinators told me that out of a sense of duty she was going to work a couple shifts a week on the COVID ward of a downtown Toronto teaching hospital. I asked her how many vaccine doses she had received and she answered “one.” I then asked the site lead if could I give her a second shot if there were any leftover vaccine doses. The answer was an emphatic “no” and that she must wait the four months like everyone else. Later another colleague informed me that many doctors working in COVID wards, ERs and ICUs have only received one dose. Clearly this means the Ontario government does not care about the well-being of doctors who work with COVID patients and the Ontario Medical Association, whom we doctors are required to pay to represent us, also does not care enough to stand up to protect us. Please note that I am not speaking about myself as I do not treat known COVID-positive patients, but rather for my colleagues who do. It is just as important to state that the three- to four-week interval between doses applies equally to our nurses and respiratory therapists who also put their lives at risk treating COVID patients.

LeBron James won't face quarantine for violating protocol to attend tequila brand's event

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Robert D. Wagman, MD, FRCSC, Toronto

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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Luka Doncic’s Game 1 play vs. Clippers: 'This is his time of year'

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‘Shouldn’t Canada’s health authorities be interested in the number of snowbirds who have been vaccinated?

Re: Why you should get vaccinated as soon as possible , Editorial, May 10

I am a shameful snowbird who wintered in Arizona. Thanks to American efficiency and generosity, I received both Pfizer vaccines in March — at no cost to Canadians. I know 10 other Canadian couples at our golf course, and every one of them was fully vaccinated. But no one in the Canadian public health system has any idea we’ve been vaccinated. Given that snowbirds are in the most vulnerable age group, shouldn’t Canada’s health authorities be interested in the number of snowbirds who have been vaccinated? I visited the federal government’s ArriveCAN website daily to answer questions while in quarantine, also logging in to the SwitchHealth site to arrange at-home testing. Would it not have been incredibly easy to include a question asking returning snowbirds if they’d been vaccinated? Or have border officials ask the question and request vaccination cards upon entry? The lack of vaccination data collection for this high-risk demographic either points to inexcusable incompetence, or a conscious effort by embarrassed government and health officials to bury these numbers.

Tim Simard, West Kelowna, B.C.

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‘Like all things in politics, there is no one right answer’

Re: MPs are selling out Canadian democracy to dodge COVID accountability , Sabrina Maddeaux, May 10

I have sympathy for the position taken by Sabrina Maddeaux. In principle, the nomination process should be open and competitive. That said, the devil is in the details.

From time to time we have been made aware of a one-issue candidate who stacks the local membership with like-minded supporters, often with little or no past affiliation with the party. Are such candidates committed to the party, its policies and legislative agenda? Or are they committed to using the party to advance their agenda? In this time of heightened political correctness some otherwise “star” candidate may have a perceived past indiscretion that becomes the focus of the campaign by opposition parties and in the media. In a close campaign it could mean the difference between forming a government or being relegated to opposition. People heavily involved in the nomination and electoral process could list numerous situations worthy of a second look when it comes to the nomination process.

Like all things in politics, there is no one right answer. The principle of open nominations should stand, subject to review and compromise on a case-by-case basis.

Robert Teskey, Ottawa

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Don’t trash history, educate

Re: Political beliefs must be protected from discrimination because cancel culture is winning , Bruce Pardy, May 6; and J ohn A. Macdonald statue in Charlottetown will stay, with changes to ‘tell the true story’ , May 12

Queen’s University’s Prof. Bruce Pardy crafts a compelling argument about the persistent encroachment of so-called cancel culture on our society. One of the most outrageous examples of wokeness was the decision last year by Queen’s Faculty of Law (which Prof. Pardy opposed) to drop the name of Sir John A. Macdonald from its building. It was cancel culture in the extreme. Sadly, this eliminates an opportunity for students to learn about and debate historic public policy decisions — both good and bad.

Christopher Bunting, Toronto

Charlottetown is taking the sensible approach in relation to historic statues, and in particular the statue of the father of this country. Keeping the statue but telling the full story should be the standard policy. Erasing history is not the solution, but adding a correctional footnote to history is the answer. It’s ironic that Charlottetown, which is where this country began, is the place that has found a solution of how to keep an important and nationally historic symbol without denying its existence. It’s all about a rational compromise: don’t trash, educate.

Douglas Cornish, Ottawa

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Are we sailing into an election?

Re: Liberals decide B.C., Quebec shipyards will each get new icebreaker to build, but don’t reveal cost , May 6 (online)

The National Shipbuilding Strategy is a long-term project to renew Canada’s federal fleet of combat and non-combat vessels — it highlights the future of shipbuilding in Canada. The strategy calls for building a single icebreaker by Seaspan in B.C. Yet, the prime minister has announced that two heavy icebreakers will now be built, one by Seaspan in B.C. and the other by Davie in Quebec. Obviously the second one has been thrown in for political expediencies. Since there are smells of elections in the air, a second ship contract must be awarded to a Quebec shipyard. The first ship is to be christened as the John G. Diefenbaker. I would bet that the second one will be named the Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Roger Cyr, Victoria, B.C.

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There goes Canada?

Re: It’s ‘hard, hard times’ in Newfoundland. And it doesn’t look hopeful , Rex Murphy, May 8

After reading Rex Murphy’s opinion piece about the dire straits in which Newfoundland finds itself, I can only say, based upon the “bright lights” running this country, is that as goes Newfoundland, so goes Canada.

David Marshall, Ottawa

a rocky beach next to a body of water:  The fishing village of Joe Batt’s Arm, Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, is seen in an undated file photo. The province is facing its greatest crisis since the collapse of the cod fishery, writes Rex Murphy. © Provided by National Post The fishing village of Joe Batt’s Arm, Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, is seen in an undated file photo. The province is facing its greatest crisis since the collapse of the cod fishery, writes Rex Murphy.

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Diversity of vaccination recommendations not helpful

Canadians should wait for Pfizer or Moderna vaccine if they can, federal advisory committee says , May 3; and Trudeau tells Canadians to get vaccinated as soon as possible to end pandemic , May 4

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has often stated that diversity is Canada’s strength. Would he please now show us where the strength lies in the diversity of vaccination recommendations from the health minister, NACI and himself?

John P. A. Budreski, Vancouver

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‘Profit is not the endpoint in health care’

Re: Would government-monopoly long-term care really be better? Matthew Lau, May 13

Writer Matthew Lau doesn’t seem to recognize the difference between the luxury of returning a good for exchange and the absolute that there is no eraser on the end of a scalpel. Death is nonrefundable. Profit is not the endpoint in health care.

Douglas L. Martin, Hamilton, Ont.

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Here’s someone who wants to take responsibility

Re: ‘I wanna say sorry’: American Idol finalist Caleb Kennedy exits show after KKK-themed video surfaces, May 13 (Online)

This week, a video was released on the internet showing an American Idol contestant sitting beside someone who appeared to be wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood.

On Friday, the 16-year-old singer released an unequivocal apology to his fans for the incident, which occurred when he was 12 years old. He also withdrew from the competition, which was down to the final five performers, and which he was considered a favourite to win.

Contrast this teen’s actions with those of our prime minister during the 2019 federal election campaign. When photos emerged of him, not as a child, but as an adult wearing blackface, and not just once but rather on multiple occasions, he issued a series of equivocating excuses for the incidents but made it clear that he would not consider withdrawing from the race.

It’s not too late Mr. Trudeau, to follow the example of someone who actually takes responsibility for their actions.

Peter Mackinnon, Guelph, Ont.

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Liberals in Wonderland

Re: Down the rabbit hole with a federal budget fuelled by fantasy , John Ivison, May 12

More people read novels rather than books on economics, so we can assume that many people have read Alice in Wonderland.” But there is also the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and many people are happy to look at pictures and ignore the words. We do live in a very visual culture, enriched by ubiquitous electronics, and people can be excused from assuming that the real world is just about esthetics and the way things seem.

The Liberals are happy to exploit this vulnerability with the new budget. It’s all about appearances. As long as Chrystia Freeland and our Prime Minister smile sweetly, all will be well.

But Wonderland is a virtual world — and rabbit holes multiply.

Gordon Watson, Rocky Mountain House, Alta.

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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Luka Doncic’s Game 1 play vs. Clippers: 'This is his time of year' .
Luka Doncic was able to carve up the Clippers no matter what kind of defense they threw at him in the Mavericks' Game 1 victory.It did not matter. Most of the time, Doncic dominated anyway.

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