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Letter: New Year already showing lack of common sense

Lack of attention being paid to serious economic and political issues in Canada

Welcome to 2019.

Let's hope that common sense sticks around for a while longer.

In the first few days of newborn 2019, our bright lights in Ottawa have so far pontificated on some secondary topics of importance to them, but have not attacked or resolved the very serious economic and political problems facing Canada and the world. 

To the dismay of Canada's dairy farmers and its meat industry, the new Canada Health Food Guide is toying with the recommendation that we should all consume less meat and fewer dairy products, and obtain our required protein from plant-based sources.

Next, the new "in" thing with the politically correct illuminati is that we should give up wine with dinner or imbibing any sort of alcoholic beverage for a "dry January," or perhaps even until St. Valentine's Day. Both suggestions are not totally bad in themselves, but are really matters of personal choice.

However, according to the same bright lights, it is quite OK to smoke, consume or ingest all sorts of cannabis in its various forms and iterations, which of course is now legal but used to be a criminal offence until last October.

Does this make any sense to you?

We deserve what we tolerate.

Simon Guillet
New Sudbury