September 20th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

MLA’s flawed argument made before by some on Alberta’s political right

By Letter to the Editor on September 13th, 2019

Re: “MLA Report: Alberta deserves a fair deal,” Aug. 30 Brooks-Medicine Hat MLA Michaela Glasgo tells us that “Through federal taxation, Albertans have contributed over $620 billion to the federation since 1957.” I will accept that number as accurate, even though Glasgo does not tell us its source. I do submit, however, that the figure ... Read More »

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Faith community helps reader push through

By Letter to the Editor on September 13th, 2019

I spend a lot of time in community in various different non-profit organizations. They are very diverse ranging from mental health to a theatre group. My most important community is my faith community. One of the most important dates of the year is when we share worship with St. Ambrose Anglican Church in Redcliff. Their ... Read More »

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A different tax plan to stimulate the economy

By Letter to the Editor on September 11th, 2019

The United Conservative government should not lower the corporate tax rate, hoping to stimulate the economy that way. It should instead give corporate tax reductions to the rich. Why not give a $1.50 tax break for each dollar invested in specific industries. This would encourage investment where we need it. Reducing the corporate tax simply ... Read More »

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Even selling ‘just’ water to the U.S. has a host of potential problems

By Letter to the Editor on September 11th, 2019

Re: Compelling case for selling water to the U.S.,” Aug. 14 I read Brian Giesbrecht’s guest column and quite enjoyed it but am compelled to reply, for what it’s worth. I agree that “Whole lakes are shipped in every direction by means of our vast and efficient agricultural system. And the world is a better ... Read More »

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Supervised consumption site still a hot topic

By Letter to the Editor on September 11th, 2019

It seems that the community is still talking about the supervised consumption site, whether we should have it and if we do where it should be located. Whether we should have the site comes down to the harm reduction versus the abstinence model. To my mind we have been trying the the abstinence model for ... Read More »

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A warning to dog owners about coyotes in city’s north

By Letter to the Editor on September 10th, 2019

Hatters that use the fields across Parkview Drive from the Northlands Pointe condos to exercise your dogs should use caution. In case you are not aware there are coyotes in these fields and any smaller breed canine would be easy pickings. Don’t drive too far in front of them! R. Palmer Medicine Hat... Read More »

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We have a right to clear answers from councillors, bureaucrats

By Letter to the Editor on September 7th, 2019

Re: “There is no bliss in civic ignorance,” Aug. 28 Wow. That was my initial response after reading former city councillor Les Pearson’s letter to the editor. And while his letter addressed many concerns shared by worried taxpayers like myself it left me with several unanswered questions about his timing. I’m almost certain the outlook ... Read More »

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Supervised consumption sites bring memories of butting out inside

By Letter to the Editor on September 4th, 2019

It took years for politicians to finally admit that smoking was bad for your health and it actually killed people. Then it took another decade or two for governments to get serious about smoking. Remember this is a legal product that governments are collecting a “sin” tax on. The first thing they did was make ... Read More »

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Some conservatives don’t want to hear the truth about Kenney, Klein

By Letter to the Editor on September 4th, 2019

I’ve been watching Albertans pretend what great conservatives they are while ignoring the fact that their hero Ralph Klein was a well known liberal and Premier Jason Kenney is also, but they don’t care. How many times do us true conservatives have to warn voters that those two couldn’t be trusted? We told them that ... Read More »

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National boundaries don’t matter to Earth’s eco-systems

By Letter to the Editor on September 3rd, 2019

In regards to the mass-burning of the Amazonian rainforest, which produces 20% of Earth’s oxygen, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro tells the rest of the rightfully concerned world, “You have to understand that the Amazon is Brazil’s, not yours.” Earth’s eco-systems honour no national boundary. If only it were so, that the damage to the natural ... Read More »

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