September 25th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Land issue should have been clarified early

By Letter to the Editor on March 4th, 2020

The people protesting the gas pipeline crossing the traditional lands of Indigenous people make a very strong point against the reliance which Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and other pipeline supporters place on band councils’ approvals of the project. It is most likely that the authority of the band councils, coming as it does from the ... Read More »

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Letting people break the law is bad for the future

By Letter to the Editor on March 3rd, 2020

I just had the word “anarchy” used in the same sentence with hereditary chiefs and railroad blockades. I confirmed the definition with Wikipedia. So, the question that comes to mind is: Do the chiefs and their followers truly believe in lawlessness just for themselves and their pet ideas or do they believe that all of ... Read More »

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Blockades appear to be non-sensical

By Letter to the Editor on February 29th, 2020

There is much stress, angst and economic impact (loss of $150 million/day) over the blockades across the country in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. However, the more I learn the more nonsensical it appears. a) Hereditary chiefs. The number and legitimacy of the hereditary chiefs is unclear. There are assumed to be 13 positions ... Read More »

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Promises not kept

By Letter to the Editor on February 29th, 2020

It’s not just public sector workers who are being harmed by Jason Kenney’s government. Almost all Albertans are. We learned recently that the UCP is cutting drug coverage for over 46,000 Albertans, AISH benefits for 67,000 Albertans, and income support for 60,000 Albertans. Almost all Albertans will pay more income tax, parents will pay more ... Read More »

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Not a time for relativistic pandering

By Letter to the Editor on February 29th, 2020

Re: “What comes next can’t be arrested away” Feb. 22 It’s disappointing that the writer quickly rising in province-wide notoriety for his tacit regurgitation of left-wing opinion won’t take a side in the illegal rail blockades. I guess arresting non-Indigenous anarchists seizing on the opportunity of gaining a little fame and notoriety by riding the ... Read More »

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Conservatives are in crisis, not Canada

By Letter to the Editor on February 29th, 2020

I have read the document called the Buffalo Declaration by its authors and by its supporters. It is a document of anger. The anger is based on Conservatives’ hatred of Pierre Trudeau’s 1981 National Energy Program, which, it is argued in the document, has been a large part of a historical, deliberate and concerted plan ... Read More »

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Left-leaning agendas worsening issues in education

By Letter to the Editor on February 29th, 2020

Once again teachers across Alberta and Saskatchewan are demanding that governments spend more to improve classroom conditions. The diversity within individual classrooms is staggering. Add to that the increased stresses of having teachers become the solution to every moral issue in society and you make teaching a nearly impossible task. Too much time is spent ... Read More »

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More questions than answers in Buffalo Declaration

By Letter to the Editor on February 29th, 2020

The Buffalo Declaration raises more questions than can be answered in Canada’s current climate of extreme political correctness. First and foremost, why have only four of Alberta’s 33 federal Conservative MPs signed up for this dangerous and revolutionary document? My guess is that it is too politically incorrect for our weakling Conservative Party of Canada. ... Read More »

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Holding the country for ransom

By Letter to the Editor on February 29th, 2020

At what point will folks who ought to know better, like for example our prime minister, learn again that appeasement only leads to “Hey…it works…let’s do it again…ask for even more” or another prime minister of now some years ago, a Mr. Chamberlain, waving something signed by you know who (or have you forgotten that ... Read More »

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Something missing in MLA Report from Drew Barnes

By Letter to the Editor on February 28th, 2020

Drew Barnes’ MLA Report fails to mention that the UCP provincial corporate tax reduction program implemented last summer has not brought any new jobs to Alberta. A further corporate tax reduction is planned for 2020. The reduction of corporate tax income is not proving beneficial to Albertans, and is in fact increasing our tax burden ... Read More »

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