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Sound Off -- March 19, 2014

Not happy with Brandon Sun’s editorial slant

I do not understand why the only major newspaper in the area has to take a political slant in its editorials. I expect news media to present the facts in an unbiased fashion and let the readers/viewers to draw their own conclusions. It seems that the Brandon Sun editorial staff is becoming more and more biased in their content. Each time this happens, the credibility of their content is lessened. I still read the editorials but am continuously dismayed by Conservative party slant to their opinions. I urge the Brandon Sun management to have a more balanced editorial content. For the record, I have voted Conservative for almost all of my 45 years of voter eligibility, but Gary Filmon (and Brian Pallister), Stephen Harper and the Brandon Sun editors have really made me question the current state of conservative politics. (Ed. note: Every newspaper has a political slant, but some don’t wear it on their sleeve as much as we perhaps do. We believe we are upfront and honest with our readers. We have repeatedly stated for at least the past decade that our corporate politics, as expressed through the Our View editorials, are centre-right. This has no impact on how we report the news.)

Seniors with pets allowed

Regarding the new seniors complexes that the government wants to share the costs with a developer here in Brandon. The only comment I really want to make — and I don’t think I need to tell anybody this — but there is not a seniors complex in this city that will let a senior move in with their pet. Now this new one — if it goes forward — I hope the government will stipulate that seniors may take their pets with them.

Hillcrest staff and residence deserve better

Regarding the Brandon Sun article on March 13 with regard to Hillcrest Place personal care home. We are very concerned for our mother who resides at Hillcrest. It is understandable why the staff are willing to go on strike if the article’s wage differences is true. Our understanding is the government rate at personal care homes are equal to all providers. So how can the private owners of Hillcrest justify paying their staff such a low wage compared to other personal care homes? On top of the poor wages of Hillcrest, there is real staff shortage. When a family questions the care of their loved ones, the first excuse you hear is that they are short-staffed. I hope the government steps in and forces the private owners of Hillcrest to pay their staff a comparable wage and have the residences’ care at the same level as other care homes.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 19, 2014

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Not happy with Brandon Sun’s editorial slant

I do not understand why the only major newspaper in the area has to take a political slant in its editorials. I expect news media to present the facts in an unbiased fashion and let the readers/viewers to draw their own conclusions. It seems that the Brandon Sun editorial staff is becoming more and more biased in their content. Each time this happens, the credibility of their content is lessened. I still read the editorials but am continuously dismayed by Conservative party slant to their opinions. I urge the Brandon Sun management to have a more balanced editorial content. For the record, I have voted Conservative for almost all of my 45 years of voter eligibility, but Gary Filmon (and Brian Pallister), Stephen Harper and the Brandon Sun editors have really made me question the current state of conservative politics. (Ed. note: Every newspaper has a political slant, but some don’t wear it on their sleeve as much as we perhaps do. We believe we are upfront and honest with our readers. We have repeatedly stated for at least the past decade that our corporate politics, as expressed through the Our View editorials, are centre-right. This has no impact on how we report the news.)

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Not happy with Brandon Sun’s editorial slant

I do not understand why the only major newspaper in the area has to take a political slant in its editorials. I expect news media to present the facts in an unbiased fashion and let the readers/viewers to draw their own conclusions. It seems that the Brandon Sun editorial staff is becoming more and more biased in their content. Each time this happens, the credibility of their content is lessened. I still read the editorials but am continuously dismayed by Conservative party slant to their opinions. I urge the Brandon Sun management to have a more balanced editorial content. For the record, I have voted Conservative for almost all of my 45 years of voter eligibility, but Gary Filmon (and Brian Pallister), Stephen Harper and the Brandon Sun editors have really made me question the current state of conservative politics. (Ed. note: Every newspaper has a political slant, but some don’t wear it on their sleeve as much as we perhaps do. We believe we are upfront and honest with our readers. We have repeatedly stated for at least the past decade that our corporate politics, as expressed through the Our View editorials, are centre-right. This has no impact on how we report the news.)

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