August 24th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Listening is key to providing good government

By Letter to the Editor on July 8th, 2019

Dear Mr. Kenney Your job is to provide good government. It apparent that this requirement is not known to you. It is revolting that something this simple must be told to you. Good government is making the best decisions by weighting and the pros and cons of information provide. This information is often brought up ... Read More »

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Two reasons the leaders of Invest SE Alberta are confident of success

By Letter to the Editor on July 6th, 2019

Re: “New economic development group may be best served by thinking small,” June 20 Thanks so much to Collin Gallant for adding to the discussion about economic development in the region. We – the collaborative leaders of Invest SE Alberta – absolutely agree that we need to choose the right projects, and work hard to ... Read More »

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School leaders should be more clear about support for gay-straight alliances

By Letter to the Editor on July 6th, 2019

Re: “School rules shouldn’t affect GSA treatment here,” June 9 Collin Gallant’s article on local school boards and GSAs was excellent, but did not provide confirmation from either Mr. Mastel or Mr. Clark that principals of schools within their jurisdiction will actually follow through on the creation of student-initiated GSAs throughout the next four years. ... Read More »

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Childish antics and name-calling getting old

By Letter to the Editor on July 5th, 2019

I was appalled to see Premier Jason Kenney pull his recent earplug stunt during a rather important debate earlier – but I can’t say I’m surprised. The childish antics of this man have been on display for years.  I am just as appalled, and yet still not surprised at all, to see that hypocrisy is ... Read More »

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Senator’s comments crossed the line

By Letter to the Editor on July 3rd, 2019

Re: “Beyak gets unwarranted criticism for comments,” June 7 Ms. Wood’s letter defended some of Sen. Lynn Beyak’s, statements, published on the senator’s website and in a 2018 speech she made. Those statements resulted in her expulsion from the caucus of the federal Conservative Party, in 2018, and in her suspension from the Senate without ... Read More »

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See it before it’s too late

By Letter to the Editor on July 3rd, 2019

There’s something very special happening around our friendly region. Due to our arid climate, Medicine Hat is the only city in Alberta where prickly pear cactus and pin cushion cactus grow in great abundance. The drought of the past few years has increased their spread many times over. To enjoy the splendid sight of the ... Read More »

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UCP’s use of earplugs a matter of bullying, and not at all funny

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2019

Thank you to Jason Kenney and the UCP for their stellar example of the enhanced Legislature decorum they recently insisted upon. Their two-bit stunt of wearing earplugs in the Legislature while opposition members were speaking in debate was, for me, disappointing but not surprising. It has not taken long for the old, familiar Progressive Conservative ... Read More »

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Freedom of speech being destroyed

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2019

Another parliamentarian, Michael Cooper, has been criticized for expressing thoughts unacceptable to certain others. He had tried to point out that hatred is not a function of conservatism. His apology was not sufficient appeasement. Bigots immediately clamoured for his dismissal from the Conservative Party of Canada caucus. This was not an isolated incident. Sen. Lynn ... Read More »

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Rights of the conceived human life ignored

By Letter to the Editor on June 28th, 2019

Re: “I swore I’d never write about this topic again,” June 3 Dr. Gifford Jones, he defended the right of a woman to control her own body including her right to abortion. He completely ignored the rights of the newly conceived human life which surely has the basic human right to life ordained by God. ... Read More »

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Meaningful consultation needed on union wage bill

By Letter to the Editor on June 27th, 2019

Re: “UCP bill to alter union wage deals,” June 13 The headline really hit home. It’s difficult to read about the legislation the UCP government intends to pass regarding worker rights and collective bargaining rights. I’d argue that the majority of Albertans elected the UCP to get people back to work in the oilsands, not ... Read More »

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