June 23rd, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Rule of law only applicable when it’s convenient

By Letter to the Editor on April 28th, 2018

Rachel Notley, Justin Trudeau, and Kinder Morgan, to get the pipeline built, state that Canada is a country of laws which we must follow. But only you and me. For them the laws don’t matter. Really, what happens to politicians who break the law? They just get moved to another position. That’s convenience. Kinder Morgan, ... Read More »

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Religion can only destroy earth and the human race

By Letter to the Editor on April 27th, 2018

Re: “Letter adds to religious divisions,” April 9 Religious division and the fires it generates will disappear only when religion does. Encouraging two or three generations of students to think critically, in particular to weigh the belief of an imaginary genocidal maniac that controls the universe and everything in it against the reality revealed by ... Read More »

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Legal marijuana takes dealers off the street

By Letter to the Editor on April 26th, 2018

Re: “Tory argumentson pot legalization don’t add up,” March 31 Thank you to Jeremy Appel for his editorial. He illustrated some of the foolishness offered by the Conservatives in their opposition to marijuana legislation. He quoted silly comments on this issue by Tory MPs Peter Kent and Glen Motz — comments that show choosing not ... Read More »

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A chance to help established city businesses

By Letter to the Editor on April 25th, 2018

The powers that be at City Hall have to revisit the discussion of, in some way, trying to reduce the financial hardship imposed on operating businesses at the local airport caused by the total shutdown of their business for thirty days due to upgrades to the runways. One such business is Super T Aviation. It’s ... Read More »

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Canada can help women and children abroad

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2018

While those of us in Canada engage in silly arguments about whether to vaccinate or not, in 2017 vaccines saved between two and three million lives around the world. Polio, that once great destroyer of human potential, has been reduced to just 22 new cases! Despite this achievement, more than 19 million children around the ... Read More »

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Fine with the photo radar ticket, but not the late fee

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2018

Cash grab? Apparently, I received a photo radar ticket several months ago. This past week I received a letter in the mail stating that I was late in paying my ticket and that I had missed my court appearance. Added to the ticket was a late fee. Concerned about the letter, I spoke to an ... Read More »

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Motz failed to clear up concerns about Bill C-71

By Letter to the Editor on April 20th, 2018

Re: Bill C-71 Amendments to the Canadian Firearms Act Glen Motz, our member of parliament, hosted a public meeting on April 12 to discuss this pending legislation. Several attendees are concerned that C-71 will compromise their property rights. There is nothing in the bill that even hints at such a thing. The B.C. Wildlife Federation ... Read More »

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Dropping bombs on Syria does nothing but threaten to spark another world war

By Letter to the Editor on April 19th, 2018

War is not the solution to the crisis in Syria, but neither is inaction. Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has rightly stated that the ideal solution would be to stop the funding and arming of extremists that promote regime overthrow. We need to stop pretending that these bombings carried ... Read More »

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Notley creates trade war to cover blown opportunity

By Letter to the Editor on April 19th, 2018

When the NDP took power in Alberta Rachel Notley was presented with a wonderful opportunity to move Alberta away from the whimsies of the oil sector. She was given the ability to turn Alberta into a technological and industrial powerhouse, a province that would have made all Canadians, especially Albertans, very proud. But no, she ... Read More »

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Governments love ‘general revenue’ line item Ñ leading to spending flexibility but little transparency

By Letter to the Editor on April 18th, 2018

Re: Gregory Cote’s argument on equalization payments. Mr. Cote is correct in the fact the federal government collects taxes and accounts for it as a general revenue line item. All politicians love this system because it allows them to spend money according to their party priorities rather than use directed taxes which would go to ... Read More »

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