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Tbnewswatch Opinion
Sunday April 19 2015
3:56 AM EDT

EDITORIAL: Reforming the senate OPINION

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper was first campaigning to be Canada’s prime minister, he made it clear he wanted to either reform or abolish the senate. A year ago, after a Supreme Court ruling, Harper took both options off the table....

LETTER: Can the event centre, we don't need it LETTER

To the editor:  At this time, Thunder Bay cannot afford a fancy event centre to have meetings, play hockey or whatever. Look around at all the homeless people, people losing their jobs. The streets are full of potholes, companies are...

OPINION: Ontario economy continues to surge ahead OPINION

As Ontario’s Minister of Northern Development and Mines, I am proud to be part of a government that recognizes that investing in the North is investing in Ontario’s future. We know that attracting and retaining industry investment...

LETTER: Tuition too expensive OPINION

To the editor: It is an embarrassment when our children’s education is no longer the main focus in our beautiful country! There was a time when education here in Canada was designed for all kids having an opportunity on becoming educated...

LETTER: City getting desperate LETTER

To the editor: The final chapter on the event centre has not been written. Climbing from the crumbling wreckage of this public policy fiasco, it appears municipal officials and their advocates, including some in the media, have decided to continue...

LETTER: Some suggestions for the Renew Thunder Bay fund

To the editor: If the city is considering the many different choices for the $23-million Renew Thunder Bay fund, here are some options. 1. How about fixing Hillcrest Park stonework. 2. The big boat pier, Phase 5 on the waterfront, that...

OPINION: Selfie takeover OPINION

The merging of the Internet and social media allows the socially awkward to do amazing things with just the touch of a single smartphone button. Using the available software  they sometimes irk their small circle of friends with virtual,...

LETTER: Let's put the event centre in our rear-view mirror LETTER

To the editor: This past Monday low and fixed income residents of Thunder Bay breathed a collective sigh of relief as the federal government put an end to any use of gas-tax funds for the city's proposed event centre. These people are already...

LETTER: Could still be a silver lining in gas tax fund story LETTER

The intent of the fund is to “help communities build and revitalize their public infrastructure that supports national objectives of productivity and economic growth, a clean environment and strong cities and communities”. I would...

Letter: There are better ways to purchase a new event centre OPINION

As to the event centre, it is my understanding that the only argument for it was to improve the city's economy. It seems to me that if the city were to cut corporate taxes by 50 per cent for the next five years, with an increase to 75 per cent...

EDITORIAL: Event centre not dead, but reviving not an option for some OPINION

The event centre may not be dead, but for many councillors, it’s been tagged with a do not resuscitate label. On Monday years of work came crashing to the halt when a dejected Mayor Keith Hobbs went public with a letter from the federal government...

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