April 28th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Trump made the right call on funding for pro-abortion groups

By Letter to the Editor on March 15th, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has many peculiarities but he did get at least one thing right. He has cut government funding to organizations which promote abortions world-wide, often in countries where the laws forbid it. This is blatant cultural imperialism, unworthy of an otherwise charitable nation. International aid should focus on genuine development issues rather ... Read More »

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Do your homework and be willing to debate those with different views

By Letter to the Editor on March 15th, 2017

Re: “Beware the influence of NGOs,” March 9,and “Fake news, bias, or both?”, March 10 It’s been a good week for witch-hunts. The fertile imaginations of both Barb Taylor and Paul McLennan have found villains to blame for misleading people like me; that is, people they disagree with. Unbelievably, some of us doubt the effectiveness ... Read More »

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NDP reducing burden of school on Alberta families

By Letter to the Editor on March 15th, 2017

Our government is making practical changes to make your life more affordable. A perfect example of this is the introduction of Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees. Two years ago, our government ran on a platform commitment to reduce the burden of school on Alberta families. The introduction of this important piece of ... Read More »

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People with service dogs aren’t represented well enough by MLAs

By Letter to the Editor on March 14th, 2017

Think about this for a minute: Have you ever heard any member of any of the opposition parties question the minister on the service dog situation? The only reason I am going up to Edmonton is to question government MLAs and keep the issue alive. The only reason I am sleeping on the side of ... Read More »

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Tax returns show government money for HALO

By Letter to the Editor on March 14th, 2017

Re: “Terminal terminal no good for HALO,” March 10 The HALO spokesman makes the claim that HALO “operates entirely on donations from the community.” Lest it be assumed that all donations are made by private citizens, HALO’s annual return for 2015, a requirement of the Canada Revenue Agency, shows that $172,025 was given to HALO ... Read More »

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Silly, dangerous to pass laws protecting one group

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2017

Re: “Conservatives are wrong to oppose Islamophobia motion,” Feb. 20 Once again a big thank you to the Medicine Hat News for your Comments page. One criticism though. Please, if you see fit to publish opinions from Canada’s Pravda, the Toronto Star, please also include the author’s name so we trolls can have the honour ... Read More »

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Liberal government hiding details of what carbon tax will cost Canadians

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2017

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have decided to impose a carbon tax on every Canadian, family, and business in Canada — and now they’re covering up how much it will cost us. Conservatives have always fought for the taxpayers. Ever since the Liberal government announced its carbon tax, we have been pressing for answers on how the ... Read More »

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Pleased with first mention in Alberta throne speech

By Letter to the Editor on March 10th, 2017

Thank you to my premier and my government. This is the first time in my memory that people with disabilities was ever mentioned in an Alberta throne speech. “For Albertans with disabilities, more work will be done to provide timelier, more accessible services.” Les Landry Redcliff... Read More »

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Beware the influence of NGOs

By Letter to the Editor on March 9th, 2017

Non-governmental organizations are not-for-profit foundations, groups, or lobbies. There’s a credibility crisis growing with the more than 10 million NGOs. They’re not accountable or transparent like for-profit organizations. Some are fronts for terrorist fundraising, some promote destructive political or social action, and many are into scams to fill their own pockets with excessive executive salaries. ... Read More »

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Taking scientists’ research seriously

By Letter to the Editor on March 8th, 2017

Re: “Did we jump the gun?”, Feb. 25 Let’s take a step back in time and imagine that we are living in a world where people take scientists and their research seriously. What would that be like, and how might it apply to Barb Taylor’s recent letter to the editor and to “Dark Winter,” the ... Read More »

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