Letters to the editor: Canadian voters should turf polluter-friendly governments

Plus: Readers sound off on our local history series Hidden Toronto


Of dinosaurs and climate change

Re: Climate change impacts are irreversible for centuries. To date, there clearly has been discouragingly insufficient political courage and will to properly act upon the cause-and-effect of man-made global warming. Neoliberals and conservatives are overly preoccupied with vociferously criticizing one another for their relatively trivial politics and diverting attention away from the planet’s greatest polluters, where it should and needs to be sharply focused – although it seems to be conservatives who especially don’t mind liberally polluting our planet.

But I believe there’s still hope, mostly due to environmentally conscious and active young people, especially those who are approaching/reaching voting age. In contrast, the dinosaur electorate who have been voting into high office consecutive mass-pollution promoting or complicit/complacent governments for decades are gradually dying and making way for voters who fully support a healthy earth thus populace.

Frank Sterle Jr. – From NOWTORONTO.COM

Hidden and often forgotten

Re: Hidden Tkaronto: 10 places connected to the city’s Indigenous history. The Broadview and Withrow site – 6,000 years old and often forgotten. The Davenport trail crosses the Don and then heads up the hill at Riverdale towards that site. If you stand on the unused rail bridge (where Winchester use to cross the river and head up to Pizza Pizza) you are standing at a very old and important site in Toronto’s history. Just further to the south, the first surveyors argued whether the Toronto Purchase of 1787 included the east bank of the Don or not. All that wasn’t cleared up until 2010 with the settlement with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Chris Williams – From NOWTORONTO.COM

Love for Hidden Toronto

Re: Hidden Toronto: Castle Frank Cabin. I love the Hidden Toronto series and in this one I especially appreciate Elizabeth Simcoe’s diary entry and the story of Francis’s death in the Napoleonic Wars – I can’t remember ever seeing [the city] Badajoz named in NOW. It’s a popular shopping day-trip for my Portuguese relatives (like Buffalo for Torontonians).

Aida Jordao – From NOWTORONTO.COM

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