January 17th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Amazed Albertans are letting the UCP get away with this

By Letter to the Editor on December 6th, 2019

Was anyone in Alberta prepared for what Jason Kenney and his government unleashed on our province since the provincial election this spring? I wonder if those who voted for the UCP understood they were voting for the changes that are being implemented. Legislation that protected the rights of workers disappearing, collective agreement obligations being dismissed ... Read More »

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How did Cherry last for so long?

By Letter to the Editor on December 4th, 2019

The “firing” of Don Cherry and the way the media treated the event as if it was an Earth-shaking, not-to-be- ignored, very important, major sports-related catastrophe, somehow equal to another ice age on the way, the end of hockey reporting and analysis, was a totally exaggerated hullabaloo. All I can say it’s a wonder it ... Read More »

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Support for freedom of speech should be uniform across the board

By Letter to the Editor on December 4th, 2019

More and more we hear of speakers being shut down, cancelled and generally intimidated by small groups of protesters. We also hear of companies cancelling events, advertising programs and other promotions because of a small group of protesters. These are usually radicals who believe that the content of the events and programs are somehow racist, ... Read More »

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Tough words for firing of election commissioner

By Letter to the Editor on November 23rd, 2019

They’ve re-papered the parlour and sobered up the piano player and Kenney’s House of Negotiable Affection is back in business but there’s still that little matter of a couple of outstanding questions as to the legality of his title to the property itself. Hard words like “fraud” and “false pretenses” are being bandied around and ... Read More »

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Questioning scientist ‘Alliance’ legitimacy

By Letter to the Editor on November 23rd, 2019

Re: “Why do some people refuse to read?,” Nov. 9 My children have always warned me about expressing my opinion in the op-ed column (opinion section) of the newspaper. They say I am opening myself up to trolls, haters and cancel culture which after several years has finally happened. On Nov. 9 I was the ... Read More »

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The resources are there, but won’t come cheap

By Letter to the Editor on November 22nd, 2019

Re: “Canada’s energy industry being killed by misplaced virtue signals,” Nov. 5 The piece by Jillian Lazic suggested that Encana and Canada’s energy industry are being slowly killed by virtue signalling and restrictive federal environmental laws, with $30 billion of foreign investment having already fled. While some of this is arguably true, the real challenges ... Read More »

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New columns are a welcome relief and change

By Letter to the Editor on November 21st, 2019

Recent guest columns by Scott Schmidt, especially “Non-stop rhetoric from UCP,” on Nov. 16, are such a welcome relief from the persistent (non-stop?) finger-pointing, obfuscation and boo-hooing put out there by so many in public office in Alberta today. There are even a couple of local ones and readers know who they are without me ... Read More »

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Christmas greetings in the name of ‘neutrality’

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2019

I would like to address the topic of “Merry Christmas” greetings within the retail sector. I know there are many local stores that do not allow or strongly advise their employees to not use this apparently offensive greeting to their customers. “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” is more suitable and “neutral.” In fact, all three ... Read More »

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‘War room’ stunt not cheap

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2019

I invite all who supported the UCP in the provincial election to grab their calculators and divide the $30 million Mr. Kenney is spending on his “war room” by the annual HALO helicopter ambulance budget, which is $2.6 million. The correct answer is 11.5 years or nearly three election cycles of four years each. It ... Read More »

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Inspired by young Canadians on Nov. 11

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2019

On the morning of Remembrance Day the temperature was -24 C, making it very easy to stay home and drink some coffee. As always, our veterans, active military, cadets, the legion and other groups came out to honour those that served and those that sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Thank you all for what ... Read More »

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