March 29th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Letter jumped to conclusion about climate change

By Letter to the Editor on March 16th, 2020

Re: “Canada’s laughable quest to be a climate hero,” March 11 Fact checking reveals that the author’s numbers regarding global mortality from natural disasters are more or less correct (ourworldindata.org/natural-disasters). However, he makes no logical connection between these facts and the conclusion to which he jumps that climate change is not real. We must hope ... Read More »

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Stiffer penalties needed for dealing opioids

By Letter to the Editor on March 13th, 2020

Re: “Government propaganda targets vulnerable populations,” Jan. 27 Obviously the writer, Corey Ranger, doesn’t like Premier Jason Kenney, columnist Rick Bell or the UCP. What a surprise. That’s your right and I support you in your right to speak as you see fit. I do not support your viewpoint. You quote Kenney’s “help addicts inject ... Read More »

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Putting royals on phony pedestals diminishes everyone else

By Letter to the Editor on March 13th, 2020

No one is royal. It’s all made up. Kings, queens, princes, princesses, earls, dukes, etcetera are humans with the same anatomy as everyone. None of them is superior to you or me. Harry and Meghan want to ditch royal duties. They’re annoyed by lack of privacy in the U.K. Let them be anonymous in Canada, ... Read More »

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What goes around comes around in taxes and poetry

By Letter to the Editor on March 12th, 2020

I submitted the following letter to the editor to this paper a few years ago. It seems more relevant now that it did then, so I resubmit. Income tax border tax, tax on retail sales, haircut tax, school tax, tax on beer and ale. City tax, county tax, tax on all libations, war tax, wine ... Read More »

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An obituary for Common Sense

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2020

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: – Knowing when ... Read More »

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Canada’s laughable quest to be a climate hero

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2020

We must save the people on our planet from people who insist on “saving the planet” from climate catastrophe predicted for decades but never realized. Global mortality from all natural disasters has decreased by 99% since 1920 while the world’s population tripled thanks to improved economies and technologies provided by our modern industrialized world. Production ... Read More »

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Breathalyzer legislation should be rescinded

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2020

For centuries we have prided ourselves in our system of jurisprudence whereby citizens charged under the law were presumed innocent until proven guilty. The compulsory stop and blow breathalyzer regimen turns that premise on its head. We are now presumed guilty until we prove our innocence. While perhaps well intentioned, in my view this Orwellian ... Read More »

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Weren’t these battles already won in the 1970s?

By Letter to the Editor on March 9th, 2020

The report on supervised consumption sites in Alberta is out and I just heard the health minister say that there was an increase of “social diseases” around these sites. I immediately thought of the song “Officer Krupke” from “West Side Story” where a young blames his bad ways on having a “social disease.” This is ... Read More »

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Government’s actions don’t match its words

By Letter to the Editor on March 6th, 2020

Soon the UCP government will expect teachers to bargain in good faith for a contract to insure quality learning conditions in our public schools. This will be challenging because while the government has said that it values the work of teachers, government actions tell a different story. The previous provincial government and teachers worked on ... Read More »

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Being the voice for many can make you a target

By Letter to the Editor on March 5th, 2020

I can say that most Albertans are ashamed of the disgusting Greta decal that made news recently and that it reflects not only on Alberta but all of Canada. I also advocate and I learned that when one stands in front of the line they put a target on their back. I learned this because ... Read More »

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