Letters to the Editor, Nov. 3
WHO IS PAYING?
As more and more public sector organizations move to fire long-term employees based on their COVID vaccine status, I can’t help but wonder if we have lost our collective mind. Every single one of the health-care professionals, police officers, firefighters, and transit workers involved was recruited, oriented, and trained at taxpayers’ expense. Taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to foot the bill to replace them. Regardless of anyone’s stance on vaccination, the bottom line is that regular testing is a far more affordable way to mitigate risk than termination. With inflation on the rise, the last thing we taxpayers need is the additional cost burden associated with vaccine mandates.
(It’s a fair point you raise, but not a single one of these agencies have considered the cost)
SHOES ARE GOING TO DROP
I enjoyed Scott Billeck (“He must explain”), Michael Traikos (“All to blame”) and Scott Stinson’s (“Sorry, not sorry”) unbiased, data-based articles Oct. 30 on Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. I don’t think Bettman is being fair in protecting Cheveldayoff in what he knew. The public does not seem to agree either. It will be difficult for Cheveldayoff to survive in his job, and Bettman may feel he owes Cheveldayoff one for helping to bring the Jets to Winnipeg. Why is nothing happening to Don Fehr, the executive director of the NHLPA? Many are waiting for more shoes to drop to help right the ship and get rid of complacency and sex-assault allegations.