Ontario Secretary of the Treasury Rod Phillips in a video posted to his Twitter account on December 24, 2020 Mr Phillips has been criticized for vacationing in the Caribbean, although officials are not necessarily asking Canadians to do so Avoid necessary travel to limit the spread of COVID-19

Re-Treasury Secretary Out of Country While Ontario Locks Down (Dec. 30): This news on the front page brought me close to tears.I had a hard time getting banned, but I, like millions of others, worked for the safety and security of my family and community for many months without exception

In addition to leaving the country, the Ontario Treasury Secretary tried to make everyone believe he was still here Prime Minister Doug Ford shouldn’t call Rod Phillips back immediately, asking him to step down and not bother back to come

After following pandemic restrictions and foregoing Mother’s Day, Summer Vacation, Halloween, family birthdays, and Christmas parties, I am furious at Minister Rod Phillips’ callous selfishness

Mr Phillips has mocked the government pandemic and shown profound disrespect for suffering Ontarians who have lost family members.If Premier Doug Ford is to maintain a bit of credibility, he must have Mr. Phillips immediately

Imagine the holiday season that nurses, doctors, personal support workers, paramedics, and other healthcare workers have They’re desperate to save lives and protect our elders They don’t go on a beach vacation Think every senior in long-term care without a family for Christmas Ajax residents, OntPremier Doug Ford urge Rod Phillips to resign He shouldn’t run a hot dog stand , let alone our economy

Is it time to fix the Mounties? (Editorial, Dec 29): When someone is threatened, the normal course of action is to contact the police, whose job it is to protect citizens from various illegal acts, including threats of violence (physical or sexual) It is, therefore, extremely worrying when the police force that many Canadians rely on for protection is to blame for thousands of sexual harassment, including rape, sodomy, and assault by multiple male officers

The Bastarache report on harassment of women in the RCMP scored more than 3000 such cases dating back to 1974. Another detrimental aspect uncovered in the report is that the RCMP acted like the Catholic Church in covering up these crimes and delegating the offenders to various roles, many were promoted to a full external overhaul of the RCMP is long overdue

My late paternal grandfather, who began his police career in 1917 with the forerunner of the RCMP, the Royal North-West Mounted Police, and retired as RCMP inspector, and my uncle, also RCMP, would be very disappointed in the shortage of leadership and accountability and the appalling behavior that far too many members can get away with, with minimal to no consequences. It unfortunately weighs on the ethical members, luckily there are still a few

If the superiors of the RCMP and everyone in the force haven’t figured it out after lawsuits, dismissals, and dismissals, then there needs to be a more rigorous approach – years of investigation or paid leave – should be conducted. Tribunals should be run by independent parties to be a police officer a privilege, and those with negative prejudices do not deserve that privilege

Not resting on COVID-19, and neither should Canada’s vaccination program be (Statement, Dec. 29): André Picard is right when he asks how Ontario could possibly take a vaccination break just because it’s Christmas time now.In the meantime, from coast to coast we seem to only get a revolving door with locks for eight months and we seem to be barely in control As at the beginning I thought it was a great move both federal and Ontario to appoint generals to oversee the introduction of the vaccine but it is also evident that the political class has not yet learned the lessons of COVID-19 conform , the government doesn’t. And the rest of us have to sit and wait

Kudos to health columnist André Picard, who has always had a reasonable voice in his reporting throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Mr Picard has a deep scientific understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and his columns reflect this with a reasonable approach, and I hope our government and public health leaders read his columns too

Re The Best Available Science supports admission of family members and caregivers to hospitals (Dec. 28): I enthusiastically support the recommendation of Dr Fahad Razak, Dr Laveena Munshi and Dr Gerald Evans for Family Visiting Hospital Patients Last March I had quadruple bypass surgery that lasted 39 days in the hospital. I could not have any visitors, not even my wife or adult daughters

My mental health suffered more than I could ever have imagined I consider myself a fairly cheerful and stable person, but in retrospect I can see how depressed I got and how my mental decline led to near delirium in Psychological Depression delayed my recovery I really wanted to get out of my crying when I was released. After this experience, I would like to warn all hospital authorities: the ban on visitors is not in the best interests of patients

What happened to Canadians’ famous pursuit of balance? (Statement, Dec 30): One must assume that Preston Manning’s call for balance in the fight against COVID-19 was written before facts on the ground disproved his reasoning. Mr Manning’s call to offer Canadians “complete and balanced information” is at first glance in Okay, but it’s not that people “make informed decisions in their own interest.” The evidence is in: Letting people act in their own best interest has directly led to the dramatic increase in cases – and the overcrowding downstream Hospitals Intensive Care Units – What We See Today Health professionals “don’t take advantage of our fears,” as Mr Manning claims; They just provide sobering medical facts

The Re National Gallery’s forty-part motet sings into the era of distancing (Dec. 29): Like the writer Kate Taylor, I also enjoyed listening to the forty-part motet in the National Gallery in Ottawa To my delight and astonishment, we were the only people in the Rideau Chapel in September, apart from the guard, we couldn’t just that Listen to individual voices at will, but also sit in the middle and enjoy the whole thing, without the chatter of the crowds that visit there in normal times An unexpected gift in this time of COVID-19

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World News – CA – Letters to the Editor: Dec. 31: “Fire Rod Phillips Immediately Readers are responding to the Ontario Treasury Secretary’s vacation and other letters to the editor

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