This letter appeared in the Toronto Globe on October 15,
"My salary has been controlled by government. My company cannot
improve my lot by giving me more than a prescribed amount which also
must include the amount of the fringes and they cannot reward me with
anything new, despite my performance.
I would be willing to accept wage controls if price controls were
included. But where are price controls? My cost of mailing a letter
has gone up 25 per cent (that is of course, if the post office
happens to be working). My cost of hydro is reported to be going up
25 per cent. My city taxes went up 13.1 per cent last year and by the
time the Ontario government is through with its reform of property
taxation it will probably be increased again....
These controls are blatantly unfair, and should be applicable
to all of the people or none at all.
Jim Herder, Toronto