Letters to the Editor Policies
All newspapers encourage letters to the editor and intend to print the opinions of their readers with as few restrictions as possible. The Fort Frances Times is no exception.
Rules governing letters to the editor in the Fort Frances Times are:
- All letters must be signed, and the name of the write will be printed with all letters published.
- The writer must submit his/her letter in person and satisfactory identify themselves, or submit a telephone number to be used to verify that the letter was actually written by the person whose name is included on it, delaying publication if necessary to make the verification.
- Letter will not be accepted from people outside the local coverage area unless the letters are written on a topic of primarily local interest.
- If a letter attacks another individual or group, the Times will allow a response in the same edition.
- Letters should not exceed 300 words and may be edited for length and content.
The April 24th edition of the Fort Frances times included an article about OPSEU's “Families Know Best Voyage,” a tour through the region to discuss autism services. I echo the concerns that OPSEU has expressed, specifically funding cuts, and would like to share my concerns about this issue.
I was disappointed to read the jeer in the paper directed at local business owners for a letter of concern written to mayor and council.
To the editor,
Re: claims that the Ontario-Minnesota Dam caused flooding thereby creating islands on Rainy Lake.
“In my view, there is no racism in Canada.” So stated Senator Beyak, quoted in Shelby Ch'ng's letter of April 10 in the Fort Frances Times. Please allow me to share an example of racism I witnessed.
It would appear as though the only angle that dutiful son Nick Beyak was willing to take in last week's letter to the editor was to attack Councillor Judson's personal character and allege ulterior motives regarding Judson's public criticism of Senator Lynn Beyak, Nick's mother.
The following is in response to Nick Beyak's letter dated April 3, 2019.
An inquiry report under the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators concerning Senator Lynn Beyak was release on March 19, 2019 confirming letters published on her website did indeed contain racist content.
I am writing in response to a letter submitted to your newspaper by Nick Beyak, the son of Senator Lynn Beyak.
I would like to personally add my support to Councillor Douglas Judson in the fight to call out racism and behaviours within the ranks of leadership and power.
I am writing in rebuttal to Nick Beyak's article about Senator Lynn Beyak. I am highly disappointed that a local businessman would come out on the wrong side of history and espouse colonial-apologist drivel in support of a local senator flagrantly violating ethics code.
I am writing in response to Nick Beyak's letter of April 3, 2019.