Vancouver Sun letters to the editor for Saturday, March 16, 2019

I do not care about accused college-admissions fraudster David Sidoo’s reputation. He was probably just like any parent who wants the best for their children.

Unfortunately, if what he is charged with is true, he was basically setting an example for his kids to lead their lives in the future with the view that it is OK to cheat to get ahead.

That is really not what they should teach their children.

Soon Hung Loo, Vancouver

It’s prostitution

SeekingArrangements uses cute terms like “Sugar Daddy” and “Sugar Babies” to make it appear more innocent but what we’re really talking about here are Johns and prostitutes. SeekingArrangements is an epidemic plaguing universities, fuelled by old rich men taking advantage of young desperate students.

This article suggests that these women trade companionship and affection in exchange for gifts and money but we need to call a spade a spade. The Johns should be arrested and charged.

Lauren O’Connell, Vancouver

Were artifacts planted?

Re: B.C. pipeline site not original location of Indigenous artifacts.

This article prompts a question. I make no accusations, but I ask, would it be unfair to conclude that the artifacts were planted by someone opposing the pipeline?

Jim Peacock, Port Coquitlam

Speculation tax not fair to foreigners

The speculation and vacancy tax unfairly touch those foreigners who have made great sacrifices, put their lives on hold, and moved to Canada to raise and educate their children at great expense.

There was no such tax when they applied to stay in Canada and put their children through school and university. Some of them, rather than pay rent, decided to purchase homes to live in year-round while their children attend school, paying maximum enrolment fees and also greatly contributing to the local economy by buying goods and services and taxes — money Canada wouldn’t otherwise see.

These foreigners are …read more

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