September 4th, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Proportionately elected gov’t would serve Canadians better

By Letter to the Editor on September 3rd, 2015

In a recent Lethbridge Herald letter to the editor of mine, Mr. Neil Vermeulen quite rightfully criticized my quote of the percentage of majority of the P.C. party that I had quoted, and I promise to research my facts more accurately. I stand to be corrected for his attention of the political scene, which is ... Read More »

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Changes to research centre library not minister’s decision

By Letter to the Editor on September 3rd, 2015

Re: Research centre destroys library? The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food oversees the following organizations: Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal, Canadian Dairy Commission, Canadian Grain Commission, Farm Credit Canada and the Farm Products Council of Canada. There is a board of governors who oversee each commission, tribunal and farm products group. Same as the Agri Food ... Read More »

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Remember the past

By Letter to the Editor on September 1st, 2015

I wonder how people will vote if they remember the past. A short-term memory is my problem: I reached the bottom of the stairs; I can’t remember why I came into the basement. But I remember what happened 30 years ago very well. The fact is, people forget and politicians benefit. First Nations and Jewish ... Read More »

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Local voters should compare their values with Harper’s

By Letter to the Editor on September 1st, 2015

I am new to southern Alberta and I’m still amazed at the political climate here and the steadfast conservatism. I respect that tradition and the long-term commitment to a book of values. This all said, I want to ask local voters to compare their values to Mr. Harper. I keep seeing an outright lack of ... Read More »

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Thanks to organizers of Dying With Dignity event

By Letter to the Editor on August 30th, 2015

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the organizers of the Dying With Dignity Canada Annual Summer Social, which was held on Aug. 23 in the beautiful garden of one of our steadfast volunteers. It was a perfect day for such a gathering, as there was, thankfully, no hurricane-force wind, the sun ... Read More »

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PDD letting down the people it represents

By Letter to the Editor on August 30th, 2015

As a social worker and a therapist with a specialty in psychosocial interventions for over 30 years, I am outraged by recent events where a government agency set up a charitable organization to fail and in doing so has negatively impacted the lives of the people they supposedly represent. The level of ineptitude in dealing ... Read More »

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Agriculture’s ‘permanent’ disaster

By Letter to the Editor on August 29th, 2015

If one walks into the desert without a canteen let alone an overall backup plan, this is not a disaster but rather kind of dumb. And the public should not be backstopping dumb. Especially for the wealthy who have the resources but pretend to not get it. Farming is a risky business. Most managers in ... Read More »

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Scientists urged to fight back in war on science

By Letter to the Editor on August 28th, 2015

Harper’s war on science continues even while he campaigns across Canada. This time it hit one of the most important research facilities in Canada. I hope the scientists in Lethbridge get involved with dumping Harper. He trashed DFO libraries across Canada. Now it is the closure of the federal science library at the Agriculture and ... Read More »

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Tories to be commended for seeking to change Senate practices

By Letter to the Editor on August 26th, 2015

We should look realistically at the Senate and the Mike Duffy problem. These practices have been there for a long time. I have read about all the free allowances that were given to them. When the Liberals had a majority in the Senate, they never made an issue of that because they, too, believed they ... Read More »

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Health care should be election issue

By Letter to the Editor on August 26th, 2015

As a melanoma survivor who feels the federal government could and should do more to control preventable disease (for example, skin cancer), I’d like to thank the Canadian Cancer Society for bravely highlighting “Ottawa’s broader disengagement from health issues” and missed opportunities, while calling (for the first time in 77 years) for commitments to cancer ... Read More »

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Editorial on energy sector misses mark

By Letter to the Editor on August 26th, 2015

Regarding Saturday’s editorial (Aug. 22): The dismissal of coal as “history” and refuting clean-coal technology as a valid and valued addition to the power grid is shortsighted and ignores rational economics. Also, a simple Internet check will tell you that Suncor, a purely Canadian company, owns most of the refining capability in Edmonton and Western ... Read More »

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