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flagparliament-featureDear Editor,
Last evening over one hundred people gathered at the public library for an event on proportional representation. Peace and Justice Grey Bruce and Fair Vote Canada co sponsored this opportunity to speak to all four political parties on this subject. The Green Party, Liberals and NDP were all there to speak and answer questions. The conservative MP sent his regrets, but was in fact in Ottawa , sitting in the House. I am a Canadian, deeply in love with my country , worried sick that it is disintegrating into some kind of unrecognizable distortion of the just society it once was, controlled by profit driven corporations and the wealthy few who hold all the power. Most Canadians I speak to feel helpless and hopeless to reverse this alarming situation because their vote doesn't count, and nothing changes. Here's the great news:

LarryMiller-regDear Editor,
In 1995, the former Liberal Government brought in the misguided long-gun registry. For 16 long years, myself and other law-abiding gun owners from across the country fought to get rid of that useless registry. Finally, in 2012, our Government got rid of it.
However, the Liberals are at it again, continuing their attempt to criminalize law-abiding hunters, farmers, sport-shooters, and gun owners in Canada.
Liberal Senator Celine Hervieux-Payette recently introduced a bill that she herself states will: "overhaul the current firearms program by prohibiting all firearms in Canada except hunting firearms". The bill creates new classes of firearms and would prohibit all firearms in Canada that do not fall within the 'hunting firearms' class.

Hide and seek with the voters...McLaren-featureEditor:

Both Mr Miller and his boss, Mr Harper, are playing hide and seek with the voters in the most important election since the free trade debate of 1988. The issues, and the decisions facing voters, couldn't be more stark.

Are we to go down the path of the USA, switching between one grand old party and the next and subject ourselves to 5 more years of Parliamentary gridlock? Are we, at last, going to attend to poverty and the inequality that drives it and do something about it? Are we going to

debatedemocracy-featureIn a letter to the Sun Times June 13th, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller stated he would not attend all candidates meetings during this election. He said they are "obsolete" because they draw only people who have already made up their minds. That cannot be true of the Chamber of Commerce debate because it is also broadcast on Rogers community television. Mr Miller has nevertheless declined to attend that meeting.

Mr Miller said in his letter, "Any meetings that involve direct, one-on-one participation with the voter would be a very suitable format." That is exactly the format of the meeting on Proportional Representation that will be held at the Owen Sound Public Library on June 18, starting at 7:00 pm. But, we understand Mr Miller has declined to attend that discussion as well.


Nadjiwon-regDear editor

Re: Interview with Larry Miller on Truth and Reconciliation

I feel compelled to write a response to the recent interview with Larry Miller on the matter of the Truth and Reconciliation Report by Supreme Court Judge Justice Murray Sinclair. The reason I feel compelled is that I am the granddaughter of the respected Ojibway Elder Wilmer Nadjiwon whom Miller referenced.

I have to say that, yes, my grandfather is all of what was mentioned; a respected elder, a World War II veteran, fisherman, iron worker and Chief of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded Band. Yes he was very successful at all of those things including being a founding member and Chief of the Union of Ontario Indians for several years. Most recently he authored a book of his experiences entitled "Not Wolf, Nor Dog" and has been speaking of his experiences at residential school and the impact it has had on his life.

There are many stories of success among our peoples, however, the stories do not end there. From the trauma in residential school survivors' lives, the impacts have been carried down to their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Their children and grandchildren suffer from the tragedy of the residential school system. The sexual, spiritual, physical and ...

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