August 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Uproar about Halifax Canada Day protest is ‘gobbledygook’

By Letter to the Editor on July 12th, 2017

The five Canadian Armed Forces members, Proud Boys, are being investigated, but they are now suspended for alleged racism against the protesters at the statue of General Cornwallis in Halifax on Canada Day. The so-called Mi’kmaq protestors did not include any Aboriginals. Chief Mama Grizzly is no aboriginal chief, she is some person from British ... Read More »

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Canadian gov’t must protect our sovereignty in NAFTA renegotiations

By Letter to the Editor on July 7th, 2017

Re: “Canada most sued nation under NAFTA,” June 29 If only one positive thing comes from Donald Trump being elected president of the U.S., then perhaps the opportunity to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is it. This so-called trade deal has given us Chapter 11 corporate lawsuits that have cost Canada tens ... Read More »

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‘Reform Party boys’ will only make things worse for people of Alberta

By Letter to the Editor on July 7th, 2017

Re: “July’s unity vote should be no confidence on leader Brian Jean,” July 4 Joe Anglin’s recent letter said what many of us true conservatives have been saying since Ralph Klein became premier: You can’t trust any of them. They will do anything, or say anything, to get elected and they don’t care who gets ... Read More »

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Concerns raised by concert attacks

By Letter to the Editor on July 5th, 2017

In May we were awakened by the tragedy of the Ariana Grande concert disaster in Manchester. What did we learn from this? This isn’t the first time there have been disasters at concerts. We need to be careful here in Medicine Hat so we don’t have similar disasters. We need to learn from past events ... Read More »

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July’s unity vote should be no confidence on leader Brian Jean

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2017

It’s praiseworthy to unite like-minded conservatives under one political entity. This July both the PC and Wildrose parties will vote to merge into one entity called the United Conservative Party. The proposal, while laudable on its surface, raises some serious questions about the motives and integrity of the architects of the merger. Among the fundamental ... Read More »

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JazzFest a great show once again

By Letter to the Editor on June 30th, 2017

I want to express my appreciation to Lyle Rebbeck and the organizers and volunteers that put the Jazzfest on. So many people say to me “I don’t like jazz” but if you open your mind and come out to try something new you will be pleasantly surprised. All the venues are amazing especially the airport ... Read More »

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Willing to sacrifice some human rights

By Letter to the Editor on June 29th, 2017

Re: “Protect the innocent,” June 9 “Protect the innocent and law abiding citizens, not terrorists” is a line that closes out the editorial of June 9. Having read it countless times, I cannot come to any other conclusion than the opinion did exactly the reverse of the quote. I rarely disagree with anything Gillian Slade ... Read More »

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Feds should promote access to education for all

By Letter to the Editor on June 23rd, 2017

Recent weeks brought us two very different announcements by the Trudeau government. First, a $14 billion increase to the defence budget. Two days later, an amount one per cent that size for the promotion of women internationally that isn’t even new money but is instead coming from existing β€” and dwindling β€” aid funds. Women ... Read More »

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Lodge management worried about its own interests in casino dispute

By Letter to the Editor on June 21st, 2017

Re: “Gloves off over casino move” – Medicine Hat News, June 14 You have to be kidding meΓ‰ Medicine Hat Lodge manager Raj Lokhande was quoted as saying, “Gaming revenue would drop at a proposed location that’s two-thirds the size, not to mention a hit to tourism. Local groups provide volunteer workers to the casino ... Read More »

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English visitors enjoyed their time in Medicine Hat

By Letter to the Editor on June 20th, 2017

We spent from May 27 to June 9 on a visit to Medicine Hat from England, to meet up with my son and his wife and my grandchildren. We would like to compliment your town on the cleanliness and civility we experienced from everyone we met β€” be it stores, restaurants, bus drivers, museums and ... Read More »

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