September 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

List of U.S. interventions internationally is a lengthy one

By Letter to the Editor on September 6th, 2017

There is no doubt about Mr. Holmes’ comments in his letter to the editor on Aug. 30. I should like to add the Iran-Contra case in Nicaragua proved participation of the U.S. to keep Somoza in power for the benefit of the big sharks. Also the open support and intervention in El Salvador to the ... Read More »

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Constituents didn’t vote for MLAs to cross the floor

By Letter to the Editor on September 3rd, 2017

Alberta Conservatives want what they want; at this time, they want their power back and they don’t seem to care what they must do to get it. Rigging the system so the disgraced PC MLAs become Alberta’s Official Opposition is a desperate step to try and achieve that end. Neither I nor anyone I know ... Read More »

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We must admit racism in order to work on it

By Letter to the Editor on September 3rd, 2017

African Canadian actress Rita Devereux opened a workshop on racism with the following statement: “We must admit we are all racists. However, we must never act on it.” If “racism” is too harsh a word, could it be “prejudice” or “fear of the unknown?” Anyhow, racism is common. Racism between Chinese, Korean and Japanese, for ... Read More »

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Another life tragically lost to fentanyl

By Letter to the Editor on September 2nd, 2017

Accidental fentanyl overdose – David is gone forever due to this horrible drug! Dave was one of my best friends. He was very intelligent, helpful, friendly, creative, loving, caring, funny and always there for me. Even though we dated for three years and broke up due to his addiction problems, I never judged him. We ... Read More »

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Partisanship a problem in politics

By Letter to the Editor on September 2nd, 2017

Dear Rachael Harder, I’m writing due to my concern about how politics is practised. Partisanship is the problem. You are our representation and voice. That should matter more than the party you belong to. In this regard, I find it counter-productive to focus on slagging the Liberals. Instead, I’m more interested in how you really ... Read More »

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Time for a ward system in Lethbridge

By Letter to the Editor on August 31st, 2017

As I meet people on the doorstep and around our city, two issues I often hear about is representation and accountability. People want to know who represents them at city hall, and how they can make their voices heard. I tell them that the best way to do that is by changing the way we ... Read More »

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Financial crisis faces Canadian journalism

By Letter to the Editor on August 31st, 2017

Even as Hurricane Harvey was ravaging the Gulf Coast of Texas, Donald Trump took time to tweet that reporters are “sick people who don’t like their country.” While Canadian journalists don’t have to fend off virulent attacks from a national leader as they do in the U.S., they have their own challenges, the most critical ... Read More »

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Change is needed to include and engage Canada’s youth

By Letter to the Editor on August 30th, 2017

I hear more and more lately about ISIS recruitment among westerners today. The media comments on youth in the west being “turned,” convinced to commit terrorist attacks, or travelling to the Middle East to join rebellious groups. In the West we see a large and growing percentage of young people unemployed, lacking funds or direction, ... Read More »

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Who is U.S. to complain of intervention?

By Letter to the Editor on August 30th, 2017

For several months U.S. senators and members of Congress have been working themselves into a frenzy of rage over the (alleged) intervention of Russia in the 2016 U.S. election. One result has been the passage of a Senate resolution by a vote of 98-2 threatening increased sanctions against Russia, the (alleged) election intervention cited as ... Read More »

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Notley, Trudeau not the ones to blame

By Letter to the Editor on August 29th, 2017

Re: “Dishonouring Lougheed’s vision for Alberta,” letter to the editor, Aug. 23 Herald. While I certainly agree with Mike Priaro that we should be refining our raw bitumen, as Lougheed wanted us to do, but blaming it on Notley and Trudeau is ridiculous. While foreign investors aren’t interested in building new refineries here we would ... Read More »

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Correcting roaster’s errors

By Letter to the Editor on August 29th, 2017

A toast to the nice lady (?) who roasted me for suggesting the return of the Alberta sales tax. No. 1, we are not the highest-taxed country in the world; that is just your anger boiling over. No. 2, the Mulroney government introduced the GST to replace the antiquated and hidden 11 per cent manufacturers’ ... Read More »

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