May 21st, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Aboriginal children need hope for better future

By Letter to the Editor on May 20th, 2018

I saw the movie “Indian Horse.” I believe that all Canadians should see it and reflect on it; only Truth can set us free from prejudices that we carry about the aboriginal people. I have heard and read about the abuse the aboriginal children were subjected to in residential schools. But to watch it and ... Read More »

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Is Alberta really on the right road?

By Letter to the Editor on May 20th, 2018

With regard to the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline: First it was James Cameron, the director of Avatar. An outsider who supposedly came in to speak up for the First Nations supposedly being harmed by the xxxsands. We didn’t like what he said. We didn’t like him. Next, there was Neil Young, the aged hippy. Same ... Read More »

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Independent senators left without strategy

By Letter to the Editor on May 19th, 2018

Senators, including “the independents,” who want to see a postponement of the command Senate vote on the cannabis legislation may have lost one of their best option recently. On May 11, someone leaked a plan that showed the way forward for such a postponement. Malcolm Armstrong’s option was a thoughtful solution to the challenge facing ... Read More »

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UCP out of step with reality

By Letter to the Editor on May 19th, 2018

Re: UCP condemnation of carbon tax Carbon, shmarbon. Apparently some 98 per cent of UCP delegates at the recent policy convention have come down enthusiastically on the side of repealing the current provincial Carbon Tax ASAP upon assuming the reins of power. This is an impressive display of group solidarity. It is also an impressive ... Read More »

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Third bridge long overdue

By Letter to the Editor on May 17th, 2018

In response to the person who roasted “all of the crybabies on the westside that want a third bridge.” (May 7 Herald) Yes, we knew there were only two bridges when we bought our home on the westside; however, we had the foresight to go to city hall to check out future plans for the ... Read More »

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True conservatives remember the past

By Letter to the Editor on May 17th, 2018

My circle of friends and I are seniors who supported the Alberta Conservative Party under Peter Lougheed and Don Getty, but stopped when Ralph Klein came along. Like so many other true Conservatives we supported the NDP knowing we had to put a stop to the mess we were being forced into, concerned for our ... Read More »

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Our politicians won’t protect us

By Letter to the Editor on May 15th, 2018

The blatant exaggerations in the public statement made (12 April) by the Business Council of BC president needs response. We have come to expect their commercial hype. Robert Trivers wrote a book subtitled “The logic of deceit and self-deception in human life.” One of his chapters “The biases of power” demonstrates that power corrupts our ... Read More »

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One detail missing from Iran Nuclear Treaty withdrawal

By Letter to the Editor on May 15th, 2018

I believe there is at least one pertinent detail missing from the discussion of President Trump’s announced intention to withdraw the U.S. from Iran Nuclear Treaty. While Trump alleges Iran has violated the terms of the treaty, Gwynne Dyer notes in his May 13 column carried in The Herald that the other signatories to the ... Read More »

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Latest model of ‘sheeple’

By Letter to the Editor on May 13th, 2018

The Sheeple Model 2K is the ultimate in domesticated livestock. Designed for maximum profit with minimum effort, it can be continually harvested from adolescence to death, generating profits for a wide variety of farmers, including among others, marketers, advertisers, bankers and associated financial institutions, politicians, the military industrial complex, corporate medical and pharmaceutical entities, utilities, ... Read More »

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Cultural appropriation concerns taken to extremes

By Letter to the Editor on May 13th, 2018

I have been reading a bit about the young lady in Utah who wore a cheongsam to her high school prom. The response about cultural appropriation seems to have taken on a life of its own. It seems to me that there is a greater cultural appropriation which most of the people involved with this ... Read More »

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Public spending, drug problem are ongoing issues

By Letter to the Editor on May 12th, 2018

I am writing in response to Mr. Johnston’s concerns regarding my letter to the editor April 14. Home decor was provided to a city aquatic centre at the tune of $226,000 of taxpayers’ money for two pieces of “art.” This was beneficial to line the pockets of two individuals as opposed to the benefit of ... Read More »

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