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Readers write about corruption and about the colleges strike.

Say no to corruption

I am writing to express my views on the issue of corruption in today’s society.

I believe corruption is one means of communication, which I will explain further based on my observations.

I am a female of African descent from a society where corruption is power. Power in my country can fetch wealth, certificates, jobs, family, friends and, most importantly, connections.

Connections are defined as relationships in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.

But in the society I grew up in, it seems to be a different practice where connection is mostly replaced with corruption. For example, in the government the mostly elected members are people from rich backgrounds who are only entitled to run for seats. Likewise, the area of jobs the top positioned people in big establishments are related in one way or another with the previous people at the top. Meanwhile the less influential members are left behind.

Again, corruption plays an important role in the area of education. This is seen when a teacher is related to a student. The individual might try to provide some extra assistance to maintain the relationship.

Corruption also plays a huge role with family and friends. This is seen when you are from an influential family and you are expected to have a higher standard of living. In many cases, if you don’t live up to the wealth, they will try to infringe on other’s privacy and comfort zone to impress their society and environment.

Which should not be so, because we are all entitled to be successful and build relationships with people and our environment.

I am writing to urge people to work hard for their positions and say no to corruption and its power of connection. I believe and urge readers to vote and put your hands together and work to make our society a better place.

Obi Ifeyinwa Clare

St. Catharines

End the strike

What a lot of people do not realize is that there are college students in Ontario who depend on competitive summer internships and jobs to make connections in their industry.

This strike is throwing the proverbial wrench in the career paths of lots of young and driven students.

It is time for Wynne to force these college teachers back to work in an attempt to allow college students to either graduate on time, or make career plans for the summer.

Dakota Stone

Aurora