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Mr. Premier, put the kettle on

['WS-xx-letter to the editor']
['WS-xx-letter to the editor']

I read an article from The Western Star that The Telegram printed in its Saturday edition, Jan. 14, titled “Province aims new ads at getting residents to embrace winter.”

I giggled when I read a quote from Shawn Leamon of Blow Me Down Trails in Corner Brook, who talked of going “out to that little cabin in the woods, have that cup of tea.” Upon reading this I thought of the situation our province is in.

Since coming into office, our premier keeps bringing up that we are resilient people. I am not for any political party, but this government has acted very negatively. Dwight Ball expects us to travel all over the province and pay 20 cents a litre more than the rest of Atlantic Canada due to taxes on gasoline. Our income has shrunk by between $5,000 and $10,000 in taxes. So, Mr. Premier, go to the mall and see many young families and seniors keeping warm from the winter as they are unable to keep their own homes warm, and offer them a cup of tea.

I love my province, but we are headed in the wrong direction. I believe the $340,000 spent on these tourism ads can be better spent on reducing the gasoline tax and cutting taxes for everybody. 

John Connors

Mount Pearl 

I giggled when I read a quote from Shawn Leamon of Blow Me Down Trails in Corner Brook, who talked of going “out to that little cabin in the woods, have that cup of tea.” Upon reading this I thought of the situation our province is in.

Since coming into office, our premier keeps bringing up that we are resilient people. I am not for any political party, but this government has acted very negatively. Dwight Ball expects us to travel all over the province and pay 20 cents a litre more than the rest of Atlantic Canada due to taxes on gasoline. Our income has shrunk by between $5,000 and $10,000 in taxes. So, Mr. Premier, go to the mall and see many young families and seniors keeping warm from the winter as they are unable to keep their own homes warm, and offer them a cup of tea.

I love my province, but we are headed in the wrong direction. I believe the $340,000 spent on these tourism ads can be better spent on reducing the gasoline tax and cutting taxes for everybody. 

John Connors

Mount Pearl 

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