June 24th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Will the Tesla actually make a difference?

By Letter to the Editor on April 19th, 2017

It has been reported that Tesla’s market capitalization is now the highest of all automakers, even higher than General Motors. This news will be bragging rights for the environmentalists for Tesla is the emerging U.S. manufacturer of the electric car. An analysis in the Los Angeles Times (2015-05-30) helps to explain the business success of ... Read More »

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A difficult truth to admit about residential schools

By Letter to the Editor on April 19th, 2017

The latest attack by Canada’s thought police has cost a senator her seat for not conforming to the “party line.” She failed to refer to the former residential schools in entirely negative terms. She recognized that there were some good-hearted people doing their best to impart knowledge to the students. No one denies the trauma ... Read More »

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Carbon tax an appropriate, rational response

By Letter to the Editor on April 19th, 2017

Re: “No carbon emissions problem in Canada,” April 11 Jim Taylor apparently believes that we can have our energy cake and eat it, too. Mr. Taylor urges the government to “be incentivizing green technology and then exporting this technology.” Presumably this will require some new source of revenue, as the province is currently running record ... Read More »

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NDP on correct economic course

By Letter to the Editor on April 18th, 2017

Re: “No carbon emissions problem in Canada,” April 11 Referencing Mr. Motz’s letter, Mr. Taylor infers that Mr. Motz presents a strong case against the carbon tax, yet the only information he provides from Mr. Motz’s letter are two insubstantial details, “the carbon tax is a bad idea” and “there is a cover-up of the ... Read More »

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Energy regulations helping to make Alberta noncompetitive

By Letter to the Editor on April 15th, 2017

Alberta is suffering due to an unprecedented prolonged oil price low and soft recovery. Glibly bemoaning how “it ain’t easy being green” just makes light of the true plight of thousands and thousands of Albertans directly or indirectly dependent on Alberta’s natural resources sector. Massive job losses, being put on EI and then social assistance, ... Read More »

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Canada should bring back death penalty

By Letter to the Editor on April 15th, 2017

Every human living in and around Medicine Hat is an awesome person for making this a great city in which to reside and live. But I think it’s about time we as humans start to talk about bringing back the death penalty. There have been numerous murders involving children over the years. The accused seem ... Read More »

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Gov’t regularly gives in to minority views

By Letter to the Editor on April 13th, 2017

I am a firm beleiver in fair play, honesty, transparency, inclusiveness and justice for all. Having said that, I feel little by little we are allowing an erosion of what we lovingly call “our democratic way of life.” Our elected officials, in their desire to satisfy everyone, are yielding to the minority views. When a ... Read More »

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Only a few moments of research needed

By Letter to the Editor on April 12th, 2017

Re: “Words are not enough,” March 29 I thank Paul McLennan for providing readers with another opportunity to exercise critical thinking skills. In a recent column, Mr. McLennan offers some alarming figures about crime caused by the refugee influx in Germany. He also writes that he is “more than willing to listen to evidence of ... Read More »

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Historical context is needed for proper understanding

By Letter to the Editor on April 12th, 2017

Watching the exodus of refugees from the Middle East in the past year or two is a sad sight to see and makes me wonder where it will lead to and if it will end. There are about 20 Arab nations in the Middle East I think and all of them seem to be in ... Read More »

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No carbon emissions problem inCanada

By Letter to the Editor on April 11th, 2017

Re: “MP makes a weak case against carbon tax,” March 27 In his recent letter to the News, Denis Hoffman is critical of MP Glen Motz with respect to his views on the federal imposition of a carbon tax. He claims that Mr. Motz gives no details to support his claim that the carbon tax ... Read More »

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