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Consultation has to be provincewide in review of Ontario College of Trades
As the president of the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA), I hear daily from local small business owners involved in the construction and renovation industry, that they struggle to find and hire young people interested in pursuing the skilled trades as a career.
Respect intention of heritage designation
Attending a City of Kitchener council meeting on Nov. 17, from seven o’clock on, it was great to see so many residents in the gallery.

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Outgoing mayor unduly influenced the results "Very well put Bob. Won't miss him."
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Centre in the Square should cancel Cosby show
I am quite surprised that the Centre in the Square is still planning to host Bill Cosby’s performance on Jan. 7.
Respect the science and follow the evidence
As a public health scientist, I appreciated the refreshing evidence-based perspective in this article — the program directions taken by ACCKWA in its efforts to reduce harms associated with chronic addiction (a serious health issue in society) are steeped in a long-standing scientific body of knowledge about best practices.
Ignoring families with opposition to income splitting
I am perplexed and disappointed at this disingenuous at best and hypocritical at worst stand on family income splitting, the operative phrase being “family.”
Canadians shouldn’t sacrifice our privacy for our security
Peter MacKay’s Online Spying Bill C-13 will enable authorities to monitor the private lives of innocent Canadians, without any real oversight.
Don’t change the name of Civic Square
No, I’m not in favour of changing Civic Square to Zehr Square.
Income splitting is unfair and expensive
Jim Flaherty was right — income splitting is unfair and expensive.
Appalled at uncalled for election behavior
In reference to Bob Vrbanac’s column on Nov. 7, I could not have said it better myself and I would like Mayor Carl Zehr and all City of Kitchener councillors to know how I feel.
School trustees should be part of provincial vote
It is my opinion that school trustees could be elected during provincial elections.
Can’t believe shenanigans of municipal election
Bob Vrbanac had an excellent “Viewpoint” in the Kitchener Post on Nov. 7. His thoughts represent many City of Kitchener residents’ thoughts.
Canadians need a negotiated health accord
All Canadians should be extremely concerned about the future of health care in our country.
Government should act to protect our soldiers
I have to wonder as events unfolded in Quebec and in Ottawa, why it seems to be business as usual when we know it won’t be.
Not too late to question the need for LRT
It’s not too late to seriously question the LRT. We need a new regional chair and councillors who have open, business-like minds.
Looking forward to using bike lanes on Manitou
Re: Manitou segregated bike lanes cause strife at regional council; Sept. 19
Vote for vision, not resentment and anger
Since 2010, Toronto has learned the hard way that voting for a candidate that represented resentment and anger instead of competency and vision leads to disaster.
Need to close the loophole on tendering
I wanted follow up with you in the wake of the developments and decisions by the Ontario Labour Board deeming the region a “construction employer,” validating the certification by the Carpenters Union and ensuring closed tendering for local infrastructure.
Politicians should walk the walk on transparency
There is nothing wrong with public school board trustee John Hendry calling on trustee candidates to admit any known conflicts they could face if they are elected on Oct. 27.
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