In your June 21st edition, I was dismayed to read John Peate’s letter in which he denigrated a previous correspondent’s letter on climate change, in no uncertain terms. Not to put too fine a point on it, his response was supercilious and condescending.
In fact he was so high on his horse, I’m surprised he didn’t get a nosebleed! How dare anyone else have a contrary opinion to this man? Well, Mr. Peate, Surprise! Surprise! There are millions of people who do not agree with your left-wing, liberal opinions, and I was happy to see the subsequent letters from Ross Horner and Curt Shalapata, thanks to the Oshawa Express for publishing these rebuttals.
The most amusing thing in Mr. Peate’s letter was the headline – ‘Get The Facts on the Paris Agreement’ after which he proceeded to blame all the ills of the world on climate change, neglecting only the failure of the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup since 1967! I’m sure if he digs a little deeper, he may conclude the rising world temperatures were responsible for ‘slow ice’ at most Maple Leaf games.
Mr. Shalapata hit the nail on the head when he stated that “the Paris Agreement was . . . . a chance to fleece the developed countries while comforting the liberal guilt complex felt by the leaders of western nations” Succinctly put, sir.
Just as our Prime Minister’s attempts to stifle opinion are based on ignorance, so, Mr. Peate are yours, and as you can see, you are not having much success are you?