June 19th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

PM should enlist G7 support for girls in conflict zones

By Letter to the Editor on May 29th, 2018

Every morning we learn from the daily newspapers about conflicts in various parts of the world. What we rarely see is the devastating impact these crises have on children and youth, especially girls. For a girl, a crisis can mean a devastating change in life choices — to flee violence, or to be married for ... Read More »

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British Columbia is holding the entire country hostage

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2018

Despite the court decisions in British Columbia, and the direction and support by the federal government, on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, it appears that things are heating up rather than cooling down. Much of this conflict is bizarre: – Not only was this project approved by the federal government, but it had actually been approved ... Read More »

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Think before you speak

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2018

Re: “Racist rant shines light on an uncomfortable truth about society,” May 15 Peggy Revell really did an outstanding, thoughtful job with this piece. I hope many people read it and look at themselves and consider what they are going to say before they say it. Annette Lozo Medicine Hat... Read More »

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Federal carbon tax price tag still a secret

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2018

Re: “Carbon pricing, the national divider,” May 14 Despite repeated questioning by the federal Conservatives, the price tag for the Trudeau Liberal government’s carbon tax is still a secret. Some numbers are available, however. In Economic and Fiscal Outlook, the April 23, 2018 report from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, it was projected ... Read More »

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On carbon sinks and home heating costs

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2018

In his May 17 letter, “Let’s get all the data out to the public,” Ryan Landreville (responding to my letter of May 16) refers to the large amount of forests, grasslands, and grain that grows in Canada and its ability to be a carbon sink by consuming CO2 from the atmosphere. The premise is that ... Read More »

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Immense bravery when compared to some politicians

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2018

Re: “It’s hard to make any sense of some arguments,” May 19 I can’t discern if Mo Cranker’s comment is tongue-in-cheek or his heartfelt opinion. I appreciate that he asks sharp, pointed questions of the pro-life side of the debate, but I don’t believe the answers are as black and white as he suggests. Nor ... Read More »

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Starting a boycott

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2018

I write this letter to all Canadians. After a long period of worry, second guessing and anguish I have concluded that I must do this. This is about the Trans Mountain pipeline and the response to that pipeline by the B.C. government. The pipeline has been approved under the laws of Canada. The recent actions ... Read More »

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B.C.’s long history of tanker traffic

By Letter to the Editor on May 19th, 2018

For more than 60 years, tankers have travelled through the Burrard Inlet in British Columbia without incident. All tankers calling on Vancouver are double-hulled, which means there are two layers of heavy steel protecting their cargo. Transport Canada Port State Control monitors every vessel that comes into Canadian waters. Tankers currently servicing Kitimat are product ... Read More »

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Statistics on carbon tax called ‘magic’

By Letter to the Editor on May 18th, 2018

Re: “Data doesn’t support Kenney,” May 16 Denis Hoffman uses the magic of statistics and averages to make his point about the benefits of the carbon tax. For example he estimates the carbon tax will only cost $13.65 for a cold winter month for an average sized house. Well Mr. Hoffman, I’m still waiting for ... Read More »

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Let’s get all the data out to the public

By Letter to the Editor on May 17th, 2018

Re: “Data doesn’t support Kenney,” May 16 Mr. Hoffman presents a lot of data points in his letter, but omits one key piece. We live in a sparsely populated, giant country mostly covered by forests. The rest is grasslands or grain. How much carbon does this oversized sink swallow versus how much we emit? I ... Read More »

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