October 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

What is mayor’s stance on shelved Master Cycling Plan?

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2017

When Ted Clugston was running the first time for city council in the aldermanic race, I personally asked him if he would support cycling in the community — a Master Cycling Plan, in particular, to lay the groundwork for all future development of cycling in our community. He said he would give it and the ... Read More »

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Bindloss farmers neighbours, ‘not the enemy’

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2017

The farmers and ranchers who live along the boundary of CFB Suffield have a great respect for those who serve and protect our country. We are their neighbours, but we feel that they treat us as the enemy. For 40 years we have kept a constant eye on the base. Many wake up in the ... Read More »

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All Medicine Hat citizens deserve a user-friendly transit system

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2017

As election day approaches, I would like to remind the people of Medicine Hat that our city council took it upon themselves to change our transit system without any regard or respect for our seniors, disabled, people who cannot afford cars and those who choose to ride transit to reduce their carbon footprint and be ... Read More »

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Tax privileges for specific group not the ‘Canadian way’

By Letter to the Editor on September 28th, 2017

Re: “Taxing businesses is taxing the rich?,” Sept. 21 I guess I have to thank the Vermilion writer for his informative (?) economics 101 treatise as published in the News. I am certainly in the majority of Canadians who wants more product, more employment, more income to buy more products. Sort of like motherhood and ... Read More »

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NDP policies appear to be having positive economic effects

By Letter to the Editor on September 22nd, 2017

The decline in Alberta’s GDP began at the start of 2015, five months before the NDP assumed power. This decline is likely due to a combination of the drop in the price of oil and the policies of the previous government, not the NDP. Even though oil prices have stagnated during the two years of ... Read More »

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Taxing businesses is taxing the rich?

By Letter to the Editor on September 21st, 2017

Businesses exist because people have invested in productive assets like land, buildings, machines and employees. These businesses provide goods and services that are voluntarily purchased or, in other words, things that people need or want. Taxes decrease the productivity of businesses which means less product, less employment, less income to buy other products. Taxes decrease ... Read More »

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Speaker should be given the chance to do his job

By Letter to the Editor on September 20th, 2017

It came to my recent attention from a NDP news release has accused Jason Kenney of withholding information regarding the UCP caucus deficit. It is the Speaker of the House who should know about this, as he is the one that controls the purse strings of the legislative house. I know a complaint has been ... Read More »

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Remember and respect the past

By Letter to the Editor on September 19th, 2017

Before becoming too enthusiastic about removing the past to conform to the present, it might be instructive to remember the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem as a memorial to truly significant and horrifying events perpetrated upon the Jewish people during thee Second World War. Every Remembrance Day ceremony contains a phrase the Israeli people ... Read More »

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Siding with Justin Trudeau on changes to Canadian tax act

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2017

Re: “Business Beat: Proposed corporate tax changes cause for concern,” Sept. 6 What a neat idea the executive director of the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce has of putting quotation marks around words she doesn’t seem to agree with () Did she actually mean to be so condescending? If so, it sure worked on me. ... Read More »

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Khadr profited from illegal actions

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2017

Re: “Guest Column: Human right are for everyone,” Sept. 6 I agree with Elizabeth Strange, human rights are for everyone. However the right to profit from illegal actions is another thing. Omar Khadr was no innocent victim. Yet in this political/financial game lawyers (in particular) like to play, Khadr has been made to look the ... Read More »

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