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Smells like shame
Regarding the article Abattoir approved (July 26): This arrogant London council — by unanimously voting against community interests, residents’ well-being, their property values and enjoyment of their home — is exactly why Rob Ford became mayor of Toronto, Donald Trump is the U.S. president and the U.K. voted for Brexit.
Council has brought shame upon themselves. What was once a quiet, peaceful neighbourhood on Longwoods Road has been turned upside down by one person defiantly operating an illegal backyard business for eight years.
This council rewards him with the legal rights to continue his destruction of that community. The stench from animal carcasses and the infestation of houseflies will continue.
How many councillors went out to see and smell the conditions on that street? How many talked to the restaurant owners half a mile downwind of the slaughterhouse?
Slap in the face
Regarding the article Recreation boss tapped to head HR (July 26): I am angry and frustrated the City of London has chosen the head of the recreation department to fill the top human resources post. Having been an HR executive for more than 30 years, it is sad to see the profession dismissed by the city as one into which any department head can move.
Thousands of provincially recognized HR professionals have struggled to get degrees and write provincial exams to be recognized as specialists. No wonder we have labour relations issues.
What a slap in the face to other senior city HR professionals.
Blame Harper, not Grits
The editorial Citizenship guide changes worthless (July 26) claims the Liberal Party sought to use concerns such as the “barbaric cultural practices hotline” as “wedge issues” in the last election.
That is a bit rich. It was the government of Stephen Harper that sought to use these items as wedge issues by sowing fear and division. The fact this tactic backfired and likely benefitted the Liberals was simply Justin Trudeau and company’s good fortune.
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