March 26th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Health care and the election

By Letter to the Editor on March 26th, 2019

If you want to educate yourself about the status of our health-care system prior to our upcoming election, I suggest you focus on one word – sugammadex. If you educate yourself about this one drug you can gain perspective on how patient-centeredness, responsible stewardship, professionalism, collaboration, transparency, honesty, and individual risks within the health-care system ... Read More »

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Seeing a bright future for the world

By Letter to the Editor on March 26th, 2019

I have great faith in the younger generation. I been contemplating lately how much society has changed since the 1970s in respect to women’s rights and gender equality when I was coming of age and going to university. I look at the various causes I am engaged in and the not-for-profit groups and think the ... Read More »

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Let’s not change the clocks, but stay on Daylight time year-round

By Letter to the Editor on March 25th, 2019

Every year around this time people are raising the issue of Daylight Saving Time (DST) again. There is a need to seriously consider doing away with the twice annual time change. However it is submitted that the issue is not really Standard versus Daylight time, as most people probably do not have strong opinions on ... Read More »

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Alberta can’t afford another Liberal turned Reformer in Kenney

By Letter to the Editor on March 25th, 2019

After watching what Ralph Klein did to this province using Reform Party policies we know we can’t afford another Liberal turned Reformer in Jason Kenney. I will never forget the nurses bawling their eyes out, in my office, when Klein destroyed their careers. Nor will I forget the doctor with tears streaming down his face ... Read More »

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Addressing climate change is within our control

By Letter to the Editor on March 23rd, 2019

Re: Don’t fight climate change (March 11) Paul McLennan recently lamented a lack of common sense in discussions of current issues. As evidence he points to people and ideas he does not accept. They, I submit, are not the problem. Common sense is out there. But, as English writer John Heywood proposed in 1546, “There ... Read More »

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Shine concert a wonderful example of our community’s inclusive approach to immigrants

By Letter to the Editor on March 23rd, 2019

Last Sunday’s Shine concert perfectly illustrated a selfless, joyful, multicultural willingness to share. While our broader world confronts white supremacists and their narrow hatred of difference, Saamis Immigration and Project Connect’s concert highlighted exactly why we need open-armed welcome for new arrivals to our community. We need this because we gain so much. Collectively we ... Read More »

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Let’s just see if lives are saved

By Letter to the Editor on March 22nd, 2019

I think the problem with the disagreement over the supervised consumption site comes from how we see the clientele who will use the facility once it is operational. If we see members of our community who are nice people using drugs, who need a safe place to do so, it is fine. If we believe ... Read More »

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The myth of a good death

By Letter to the Editor on March 22nd, 2019

Re: Assisted dying changes unlikely before elections, tough news for dementia sufferers, March 8, 2019. Euthanasia advocates often state that without MAiD, “we will never be able to have a good death.” This statement is frequently used as an argument that the current safeguards must be loosened so others can have “a good death.” This ... Read More »

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Moderate conservatives are still around

By Letter to the Editor on March 21st, 2019

Re: “Tilting right, to society’s detriment,” Feb. 16 Where have all the moderate conservatives gone?, Lyle Weis asks. They haven’t left. They are all around you. You’re just not looking or listening. Your column attempts to connect all conservative parties with Donald Trump. Please, sir, this is Canada and that’s a hatchet job. Do all ... Read More »

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Are cabinet departures a cover for something else?

By Letter to the Editor on March 20th, 2019

Recently, there has been much angst and skirmish in Ottawa regarding the Liberal cabinet. Both Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott stated they left because they lacked confidence in the prime minister and government. However, is what we see in the press just smoke and mirrors? Is one story obscuring what was happening or about to ... Read More »

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