EDITORIAL: Our reason why

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For the first edition of the Toronto Sun on November 1, 1971, the legendary founding editor, the late Peter Worthington, explained what things Toronto sun would represent in an editorial titled “Our reason why.”

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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the newspaper that started the Sun network, these are the things we continue to defend, five decades later.

We believe in questioning authority.

That applies whether it’s government statistics on COVID-19 or the restrictions placed on our freedoms that are based on those statistics.

We believe that our nation, our province and our city must spend tax money in the same responsible way that millions of Canadian families do every day, always aware that they must live within their means.

We believe in workers, not those trying to get rid of them for a living, or governments trying to bribe us with our own money.

We believe in clean air and water for all Canadians, including our indigenous citizens who live on reservations.

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But we don’t believe in the environmental hysteria about climate change that leads to ineffective government policies that arbitrarily redistribute wealth, destroy our economy, and undermine the value of our natural resources, including oil and natural gas.

We believe that the role of government is to implement policies that promote equal opportunity for all Canadians, not equal outcomes.

We believe in correcting the mistakes of today, not in endlessly apologizing for the mistakes of the past.

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We believe in fighting racism, not appeasing race scammers.

We believe in the rule of law and that criminals should be in jail, not on our streets.

We believe in immigration for those who want to come to Canada to work hard, obey the law, and improve the lives of their families. We believe in deporting those who don’t.

We believe that Canada should be a voice for freedom and democracy in the world and an enemy of tyranny and terrorism.

We believe that for Canada’s word to count in global affairs, we must have an efficient, properly funded military with more soldiers, fewer generals, and an independent civilian authority to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct.

Finally, we believe in you, our readers, and we thank you for supporting Sun’s articles all these years.

Reference-torontosun.com

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