Teachers should have been vaccinated in December
It looks like teachers are now on the very confusing list of people in Ontario who are eligible for the vaccine (NOW Online, April 7). Are they listening now? Workers in hot spots in manufacturing and warehouses also need to be vaccinated. All along the province has been playing catch up. Schools should have been closed in December and stayed that way until teachers vaccinated. Thank goodness Trudeau is running Ottawa and printing money. Could you imagine a Conservative PM?
Gail Murray – From NOWTORONTO.COM
Doug Ford’s pandemic sop to realtors
Doug Ford should rethink the stay-at-home order, which includes real estate agents who are currently allowed to go into your home with buyers whether you like it or not, sometimes three or more times per day. These people could be infected. But who cares, as long as they make a sale!
John Cober – From NOWTORONTO.COM
Universal Basic Income would alleviate poverty
Many of us who lost our jobs during the pandemic are expected to stay home. Others who still have jobs are expected to continue to work more hours for lower wages. A Universal Basic Income would help alleviate the biggest issue plaguing our country – poverty. And not just absolute poverty but relative, situational, generational, rural, and urban poverty. Many of us have experienced some form of poverty. You may not have noticed it, but you felt it whether it was stressing over a missed payment, a late paycheque, having to borrow from friends and family or paying medical bills. It’s a failure of governments not to have the well-being and security of its people as its main purpose
John Peter Cosep – From NOWTORONTO.COM
Walking good for a glum mood
Re The Top 20 Walks In Toronto (NOW, April 8-14) This is an awesome and helpful list. It saved my glum mood this morning. Now I am feeling anticipation again. I thought it was gone forever.
Anne Langford – From NOWTORONTO.COM
Re 10 Places In Toronto To Take Instagram Pictures (NOW Online, April 9) Thanks for the interesting read and the inspiration to get up early and get to places to be.
Garry G. – From NOWTORONTO.COM
Why corporate cannabis can’t compete
Re The Second Coming Of Legalization In Canada (NOW Online, April 5). Unless Licensed Producers can sell top-shelf craft cannabis with 27-30 per cent THC for under $100 an ounce they will not be able to compete with mail-order marijuana websites.
Will Sadler – From NOWTORONTO.COM
Re your story on the Toronto bungalow listed for nearly $3 million (NOW Online, April 3). It appears that this property is being offered for commercial redevelopment, so if zoning is right, someone can build a commercial building or whatever it allows. People are not so stupid to overpay that much if it’s not worth it.
Alexander Fradlin – From NOWTORONTO.COM
Real estate reality check
Real estate prices should be allowed to go even higher. Hard-working Canadians who paid taxes and raised families for decades should be rewarded upon retirement. Besides, there’s plenty of affordable housing in Timmins and New Brunswick.
Bill Giamou – From NOWTORONTO.COM
Pranked by COVID conspiracy
April Fools! Turns out I was pranked when I got the news about Trudeau being on a superyacht in St. Lucia.
An acquaintance thought it would be funny to make up that story. I was kinda hoping it was true so we could expose him as the fraud and drop all those crazy restrictions plaguing my return to Canada. Wishful thinking I guess. Thanks for letting me vent.
Helene Gyselinck – From NOWTORONTO.COM