October 19th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

UCP must return to social conservatism and moderate fiscal policies of Peter Lougheed

By Letter to the Editor on October 19th, 2017

Re: “Fiscal conservatives haven’t had a voice in Alberta for 20 years,” Oct. 12 Although, Ralph Klein described himself as a fiscal conservative, he more often talked the talk than walked the walk. He kept taxes high by fighting for tax-funded abortion, and he brought in health care premiums for seniors. Klein’s socially liberal views ... Read More »

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Transparency lacking at city hall

By Letter to the Editor on October 16th, 2017

Re: “Don’t hold your breath waiting for transit satisfaction, if Veiner situation is any indication,” Sept. 22 As always from the pen of Gillian Slade, an excellent, thought provoking editorial. There is unquestionably a lack of transparency emanating from city hall with far too many decisions made behind closed doors. They number in the dozens ... Read More »

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Canada will be next to open doors to democratic governance

By Letter to the Editor on October 13th, 2017

Colonial rule is history. It went out the door with the Second World War. The Pacific Charter spelled the end of a long and ugly period of rape and plunder of resources on a global scale, and paved the way for people to exercise their right to self-determination, and to live as free people. Colonizing ... Read More »

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Mayor is OK, but whole council should be changed

By Letter to the Editor on October 13th, 2017

Re: “Can’t vote for anyone on mayoral ballot,” Oct. 5 What about our present mayor? He is young, bright, full of grand ideas, and performs very well at ribbon cutting and other special occasions. What I have a problem with is the council. I think the whole works should be replaced. I think they have ... Read More »

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Fiscal conservatives haven’t had a voice in Alberta for 20 years

By Letter to the Editor on October 12th, 2017

Re: “Fiscal conservatives will be the downfall of ‘divided’ party and Notley’s New Democrats will win re-election,” Oct. 6 Mr. Egan has made up his mind, but is confused. Former prime minister Stephen Harper never actually included much for fiscal conservatives. The Flanagan doctrine he purported to follow featured measured incrementalism to get the budget ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat is made for a tourism industry

By Letter to the Editor on October 11th, 2017

I have lived in this city now for more than 20 years. I have no intention of moving on the whole it is a good place to live. I was actually visiting the city quite often during the Cold War years (1972 onwards) to train at CFB Suffield. Throughout this time and particularly since I ... Read More »

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A challenge to candidates regarding the city’s reliance on one industry

By Letter to the Editor on October 11th, 2017

After attending last week’s mayoral debate, I was astounded at what I consider the total lack of any leadership of the candidates. What I did witness was the incumbent being condescending to the other members of the panel and everyone else stuck on bringing back the dividend. I must speak out about this since I ... Read More »

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Grateful to live in Canada and for the sacrifices some made

By Letter to the Editor on October 11th, 2017

When witnessing all the natural disasters and violence happening in the world, it makes one very grateful to live in the wonderful country of Canada. We have so much when so many other countries suffer poverty, hurricanes, sickness, etc. Next month we will celebrate Remembrance Day where we remember those who fought and many died ... Read More »

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Public health care in Alberta should be governed locally by elected board

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2017

The October election of trustees for school boards in Alberta underscores a significant gap in Alberta’s democratic institutions: our lack of elected, regional trustees to oversee public health care. Currently, while Alberta Health (the ministry) makes policy, Alberta Health Services (AHS), South Zone (East), makes all operational decisions and runs public health care in our ... Read More »

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Reduce stigma by changing language

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2017

Last week was Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada, Oct. 1-7. This is one of the many times now when we focus on mental illness. We often talk now about mental health and mental illness. We talk about stigma when it comes to mental illness. I think the first step to reducing stigma is our ... Read More »

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