Category Archives: Letters / Columns / Coverage

The Police, Amber Alerts, and Public Dissent

The following letter is already posted on-line, and will be in tomorrow’s Toronto Sun hard-copies.

I sometimes send in letters to the editor just to let off steam, never expecting them to be published. Oh well, if I don’t post anything here for a while (again!) you should be able to write to me at my jail cell…

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Power to The People’s Party of Canada!

Letter “Power To The People” (Toronto Sun, Oct. 28th, 2018)

“Re ‘An open letter to Canadians on why we need change’ (Andrew Scheer, Oct. 21): Nowhere in all 950 words of his ‘open letter’ does Scheer address the issue of immigration, thus failing to address an issue which will cause him considerable grief in the next election. Our political parties have ignored this issue for years, and Canadians’ concerns regarding the need to address both quality and quantity in immigration have been ignored. Our political parties are in fierce competition to import and retain the ‘immigrant vote,’ and our foreign policy and foreign aid decisions are often determined by domestic political considerations rather than by Canada’s best interests. Maxime Bernier’s statements on immigration and multiculturalism offer hope for a reversal, and I believe that the ‘People’s Party’ could hold the balance of power after the next election.” – Jeff Goodall, Oshawa.

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Maxime Bernier: Will my efforts raise public consciousness?

“Re ‘Bernier’s self-centred move will give the Libs another mandate’ (Lorne Gunter, Aug. 23): Mr. Gunter, and a great many others, are so concerned about stopping Trudeau that the main point, which many may not yet consciously realize, is being lost. Since massive Third World immigration was foisted on us some 50 years ago, all four political parties have been in politically correct lock-step regarding multiculturalism. “Hate crime” laws and “human rights” commissions have been created to deter any resistance, so not only are we voiceless, we are also penalized and censored if we try to express our feelings. Maxime Bernier is setting up a political party which will speak for us on these issues, and believe me, the support he is going to receive will be absolutely massive. Politics itself is no longer the issue, as people are now thoroughly sick and tired of politicians who will sell out the “traditional” Canadians who built this country in exchange for imported voting blocs to keep themselves in power. Scheer and Trudeau differ only in the speed at which they will take us to our destruction, and this stupid “Liberals versus Conservatives” charade has to end before it destroys us. Prepare to be amazed.” (Toronto Sun, Aug. 28th).

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Important lesson re-learned on letters-to-the-editor

“Since massive Third World immigration was foisted on us some 50 years ago, all four political parties have been in politically correct lock-step regarding multiculturalism.
“Hate crime laws and human rights commissions have been created to deter any resistance, so not only are we voiceless, we are also penalized and censored if we try to express any opposition to our disposession. Bernier is setting up a political party that will speak for us on these issues, and I believe the support he is going to receive will be absolutely massive.”

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LGBTQ “hysterical” reaction over proposed sex-ed changes

Sex-ed letter a hysterical reaction says reader

To the editor:
Re Sex-ed isn’t going to turn you gay, letters, durhamregion.com

“For those of us in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) community, this is a nightmare scenario as far as politics goes.” Indeed!
If Doug Ford is guilty of the “courting of a virulently homophobic and transphobic conservative base” then why did he got rid of sex-ed critic Tanya Granic Allen right after she boosted him into the leadership position?
“Removing sex-ed and LGBTQ material from educational institutions is an act of discrimination against our community”? Leaving it in may well create gender confusion among “straight” children, who constitute the vast majority of our younger students.
If our “LGBTQ community” is so upset about losing control of sex-ed content, one may reasonably wonder what their agenda is; this surprisingly hysterical reaction certainly invites speculation.

Jef Goodall, Oshawa.

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Some letters to the editor…

I haven’t posted much lately, the hot weather seems to have greater effect on me as I get older…
Below are some of the letters I have had published so far this year, and I am reproducing them in hopes of encouraging like-minded individuals to publicly express their opinions also.
I am somewhat limited in what I can do these days, but working at my computer is still possible, especially in the winter.
The letters below are copy-and-paste with the exception of those in the National Post. The Post doesn’t publish their letters on-line, so I have relied on the “Pressreader” versions.

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Time For A “New Right” Leader…

Toronto Sun, October 24th, 2017:

Brown Wrong

Re “PC Leader Patrick Brown shuts down his party’s social conservatives” (Postmedia Network, Oct 17): “Patrick Brown … exercised his veto over a handful of policy ideas that did not reflect the values of a modern, inclusive PC Party.” Say what? The leader is supposed to represent the party, not the party the leader. I abandoned the “Progressive” Conservatives just as soon as it became clear that Brown had betrayed the socially conservative supporters who had helped him to obtain the leadership position. We now get this same PC garbage from all of the “traditional” parties, and I am sick of it. My vote will go to any politician who represents my views, and can be counted on to be honest and straightforward. If we are told in the future that Brown was put into the Ontario Conservatives on a mission to wreck them, I would accept that as fact without hesitation. It’s time for a “New Right” leader who will represent what we think, not tell us what to think.

Jeff Goodall

(Social conservatives feel betrayed by Brown and it will cost him support in the June, 2018 election)

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Ontario Law Society to enforce political correctness?

“Re ‘Law society confers capricious dictatorial powers on its own administration’ (Conrad Black, Oct 13): I am not surprised at the lack of attention being paid to this issue. If the members of our legal profession are at risk of being coerced into serving as hapless, unwilling ‘enforcers’ in the politically-correct attack on our rights and freedoms, (and I think that’s the real agenda), then why draw attention to it? I have had dark, disturbing doubts about ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusiveness’ for many years, considering them to be both unnatural and destructive. Then again, as a union officer, I spent twenty years filing grievances on behalf of the Toronto inside workers without any regard whatsoever for race, creed, or sexual orientation; anyone who paid dues was entitled to service, and I made sure they received it. And yet now, if I should need legal services for any reason, would I be able to find a lawyer who would dare to represent me? Indeed, they may well find it necessary to require myself and all other potential clients to sign affidavits swearing undying loyalty to diversity and inclusiveness, before feeling able to safely represent us. As Ontario permits the Law Society to be self-governing, I think the Kathleen Wynne government should tell them to straighten out their act.” – Jeff Goodall, National Post, Oct. 17th, 2017.

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Elitist venom over free-speech lawyer’s remembrance service

“Memorial for lawyer draws controversy, July 13
I find it astonishing that such vitriol should be poured out over a remembrance service for a member of the legal profession who passed away so tragically and at such a relatively young age. She broke no laws in her representation of persons whose opinions are not “politically correct” and her actions were no more reprehensible than those of criminal lawyers who specialize in representing those accused of breaking the Criminal Code. Barbara Kulaszka’s professional activities were of considerable assistance in breaking the anti-democratic stranglehold over free speech exercised by the notorious Section 13 and we owe her a debt of gratitude for that. Jeff Goodall, Oshawa” – Toronto Star, July 16th, 2017.

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