July 20th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

‘Patently false claims’ about Wildrose made in recent letter

By Letter to the Editor on December 23rd, 2016

In a Dec. 14 letter to the editor by Alan K. Spiller entitled “Wildrose, PCs spreading ‘lies’ about NDP” — a series of patently false claims were made about the Opposition. Mr. Spiller also attributed a quote to the Opposition that was entirely fabricated. The carbon tax comes into effect in just a few days, ... Read More »

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First Nations’ voices must be heard

By Letter to the Editor on December 22nd, 2016

Early Europeans in Canada viewed indigenous people as noble savages. They cleverly applied a mixture of coercion and negation in order to segregate the First Nations’ people on to federal reserves, away from society. In 1885 the Department of Indian Affairs instituted a ‘pass system,’ forcing Indigenous people to stay on their lands. Poverty and ... Read More »

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Wildrose, PCs spreading ‘lies’ about NDP

By Letter to the Editor on December 21st, 2016

Re: “Politicians: Nothing of substance,” Dec. 14 Ian Parkinson’s letter certainly rings true with a lot of us former Conservative supporters. It’s become all about looking after their own well being and those of their rich friends, and who cares about anyone else. Seniors have been the biggest losers in Alberta. My late parents and ... Read More »

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Don’t like politics in Alberta? Just wait for five minutes

By Letter to the Editor on December 21st, 2016

Alberta’s political right is much like Alberta’s weather. If you don’t like what is happening, wait five minutes and it will change. So we have had three Stephen Harper MPs from Ottawa come and attempt to repair a political fracture caused by Ed Stelmach. We had Jim Prentice and he failed and now we have ... Read More »

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Girl’s death used for political gain

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2016

I have been following the situation in our Legislature regarding the case of a young child being murdered while in government’s care. The gruesome facts regarding the last year of this child’s life are beyond belief and would sicken any decent human being. I’ve watched the debate on the case in the house about what ... Read More »

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Councillor’s ‘private company’ remarksare irresponsible

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2016

I was taken aback when reading the article about private rinks where Coun. Les Pearson was quoted saying “There is always a danger of getting into bed with a private company.” Doesn’t he realize that private companies are probably the largest contributor to property taxes in this city, along with their owners and employees? Doesn’t ... Read More »

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Canada’s role in ending extreme poverty

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2016

As developed nations around the world turn away from globalization and look inwards with a contrived version of false nationalism, Canada has done just the opposite. We have embraced immigration, welcoming more than 35,000 Syrian refugees since Nov. 4, 2015, and played a crucial role in the Global Fund Replenishment to end extreme poverty. Moving ... Read More »

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Churchill port would require massive costs

By Letter to the Editor on December 15th, 2016

Re: “Why not a prairie port at Churchill, Man., to get our oil to tidewater?” Dec. 9 Yes, it would be great to make Churchill alive and the rail connection running at regular train speeds. But global warming has turned the permafrost to a mucky soup and the the train now creeps if it even ... Read More »

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Politicians: Nothing of substance

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2016

We as citizens need to take back our political system from the professional self-serving greedy characters who parade in the media without actually doing anything except make it look and sound like they are busy. The present media circus of the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race with all 13 bodies are spewing verbiage about ... Read More »

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A pox on ‘over engineering’: Arena could have been expanded to 6,500 seats

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2016

Coun. Robert Dumanowski’s comments that The Arena could not be added onto ring very hollow. The main reason the plan that was chosen for The Arena was because the seating could easily be increased at a later date if additional seating became necessary. I distinctly remember the local architect, Mr. Russell, who presented his design ... Read More »

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