July 17th, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Tax privileges for specific group not the ‘Canadian way’

By Letter to the Editor on September 28th, 2017

Re: “Taxing businesses is taxing the rich?,” Sept. 21 I guess I have to thank the Vermilion writer for his informative (?) economics 101 treatise as published in the News. I am certainly in the majority of Canadians who wants more product, more employment, more income to buy more products. Sort of like motherhood and ... Read More »

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NDP policies appear to be having positive economic effects

By Letter to the Editor on September 22nd, 2017

The decline in Alberta’s GDP began at the start of 2015, five months before the NDP assumed power. This decline is likely due to a combination of the drop in the price of oil and the policies of the previous government, not the NDP. Even though oil prices have stagnated during the two years of ... Read More »

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Taxing businesses is taxing the rich?

By Letter to the Editor on September 21st, 2017

Businesses exist because people have invested in productive assets like land, buildings, machines and employees. These businesses provide goods and services that are voluntarily purchased or, in other words, things that people need or want. Taxes decrease the productivity of businesses which means less product, less employment, less income to buy other products. Taxes decrease ... Read More »

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Speaker should be given the chance to do his job

By Letter to the Editor on September 20th, 2017

It came to my recent attention from a NDP news release has accused Jason Kenney of withholding information regarding the UCP caucus deficit. It is the Speaker of the House who should know about this, as he is the one that controls the purse strings of the legislative house. I know a complaint has been ... Read More »

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Remember and respect the past

By Letter to the Editor on September 19th, 2017

Before becoming too enthusiastic about removing the past to conform to the present, it might be instructive to remember the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem as a memorial to truly significant and horrifying events perpetrated upon the Jewish people during thee Second World War. Every Remembrance Day ceremony contains a phrase the Israeli people ... Read More »

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Siding with Justin Trudeau on changes to Canadian tax act

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2017

Re: “Business Beat: Proposed corporate tax changes cause for concern,” Sept. 6 What a neat idea the executive director of the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce has of putting quotation marks around words she doesn’t seem to agree with () Did she actually mean to be so condescending? If so, it sure worked on me. ... Read More »

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Khadr profited from illegal actions

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2017

Re: “Guest Column: Human right are for everyone,” Sept. 6 I agree with Elizabeth Strange, human rights are for everyone. However the right to profit from illegal actions is another thing. Omar Khadr was no innocent victim. Yet in this political/financial game lawyers (in particular) like to play, Khadr has been made to look the ... Read More »

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Where was Roughriders’ Labour Day coverage?

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2017

I was very disappointed in the Labour Day weekend overage for reporting of the CFL games played. I believe there was a game Sunday afternoon between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. It never even made a mention in the News, but big coverage for the battle of Alberta. Are not all the teams ... Read More »

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Valuable science info available if people take the time to look

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2017

Re: “Important to stay abreast of advancing science,” Sept. 7 Thank you to Fred Lewis for his letter in which I was glad to read him urging others to become informed about scientific information. His letter dealt with human gender and gender identity but, more broadly, there is high-quality scientific information readily available on many ... Read More »

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Fun, games and laughter at possible Sixth Avenue Plaza

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2017

An idea for Medicine Hat city council for the lot at the corner of First Street and Sixth Avenue S.E. Keep the lot, fix it up and then let the people in the city have a cool place to play all summer in a wading pool. You could call the area Sixth Avenue Plaza. And ... Read More »

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Transit woes: ‘Finally I just walked home’

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2017

I’m writing about the changes to the transit system from my own experience that happened to me. I wish and hope that the Medicine Hat city council will reconsider this decision they have made to corrupt something that was never broken in the first place. Sept. 8 was my first time taking the new route ... Read More »

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