Letter To Editor

Thank you for your interest in sending a letter to the editor of your local paper! We’ve included a list of community papers below (if there are any we have omitted, please contact dslye@nsgeu.ca and we will add them):

Here are some ideas of what you can include in your letter:

  • A key point could be that cutting jobs, programs, and services will make things worse for Nova Scotia.
  • Or: You might choose a key point that is more personal. That is a good thing!!!
  • You could write about the valuable work you do as a government employee and speak personally about the difference you make (while never identifying clients or coworkers specifically).
  • You could mention how your salary benefits your local economy. Where (generally speaking) do you spend your money? What businesses do you support?
  • You could conclude by telling them what they would lose if positions like yours are cut. What will it mean to the public? What will it mean to your local businesses?

We have included some general guidelines for you below.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at inquiry@nsgeu.ca or by phone at 902-424-4063 or toll-free at 1-877-556-7438.

Guidelines for LETTERS TO EDITOR

  • Keep your letter short – 200-300 words
  • Make your key point in the first sentence
  • Use additional sentences to amplify or add other points
  • Use final sentence or paragraph to re-state or sum up
  • Include your name, position (if applicable) and phone number
  • Submitting the letter by email is quick and easy.
  • The “Letters to the Editor”section is a very well-read section of most papers