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Letters to the Editor

<b>LETTER:</b> How necessary is the Canadian citizenship test?

LETTER: How necessary is the Canadian citizenship test?

'This test does very little to make immigrants better Canadians and hence should be changed or dropped,' says reader
<b>LETTER:</b> Reader says councillor 'clearly mixed up' on boulevard issue

LETTER: Reader says councillor 'clearly mixed up' on boulevard issue

'To care more about what looks poor, instead of who is suffering from being poor, is the actual immoral action here,' says reader
<b>LETTER:</b> Young Barrie resident urges politicians to reach out to youth

LETTER: Young Barrie resident urges politicians to reach out to youth

'One of the most topical issues that I believe should be a priority is mental health care,' says letter writer
<b>LETTER:</b> Reader says county needs to 'smarten up' with new waste containers

LETTER: Reader says county needs to 'smarten up' with new waste containers

'Simcoe County has shown no thought for seniors at all with these new waste carts,' says Minesing-area resident
<b>LETTER:</b> County's new trash bins called 'industrial-sized' solution to 'residential' problem

LETTER: County's new trash bins called 'industrial-sized' solution to 'residential' problem

'Perhaps some thought should be given to the entire plan, for which it appears the main concern is cost,' Collingwood resident says of new curbside collection bins
<b>LETTER:</b> Reader doesn't share same 'enthusiasm' for Simcoe Day

LETTER: Reader doesn't share same 'enthusiasm' for Simcoe Day

'At some point, one has to look at the shameful things and really decide to change the privileged majority’s ways for the sake of humanity,' says Barrie resident
<b>LETTER:</b> Resident has nothing but love for health-care workers after heart attack

LETTER: Resident has nothing but love for health-care workers after heart attack

While not perfect, 'our health-care system works and the doctors, nurses and hospital staff that looked after me were excellent,' says letter writer
<b>LETTER:</b> Simcoe Day should be celebrated more widely, says Barrie resident

LETTER: Simcoe Day should be celebrated more widely, says Barrie resident

Lt.-Gov. John Graves Simcoe ended slavery in Upper Canada by passing the Act to Limit Slavery in 1793; 'It should be this Canadian effort that ought to be feted, not the political acts of a colonial power,' says letter writer
<b>LETTER:</b> Reader offers lesson on how diseases have been handled throughout history

LETTER: Reader offers lesson on how diseases have been handled throughout history

'Human ingenuity did find ways to combat the spread of disease well before we knew what was causing it,' writes Barrie resident
<b>LETTER:</b> Instead of space travel, billionaires should tackle issues on Earth

LETTER: Instead of space travel, billionaires should tackle issues on Earth

'We, the people, have the power to urge (Jeff Bezos) to do the right thing,' says reader