January 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Examining Trump’s plans

By Letter to the Editor on January 22nd, 2017

Whether we agree with Trump or not, Canada is involved, and we should examine the probable reasoning behind his plans. Is there method in the madness? The overtures toward Russia may seek a strong ally to defeat ISIS, and deny them territory and oil income. Some of the terrorists will scatter over the world, but ... Read More »

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At least Trudeau tries to connect with Canadians

By Letter to the Editor on January 22nd, 2017

I am sure that l am not the only person who is fed up of listening to the same news for weeks. Yes, PM Justin Trudeau went on a holiday in the Bahamas as a guest of a family friend, Aga Khan, whose helicopter took him there. Did he violate any federal ethics law? Right ... Read More »

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By helping others, we also help ourselves

By Letter to the Editor on January 21st, 2017

As someone who advocates for ODA (official development assistance), I often hear protest about helping ours before helping others. What most don’t seem to realize is that foreign aid pays huge net returns for Canada. Our foreign assistance increases peace and political stability in poor nations: Desperate people are ripe for exploitation by extremists and ... Read More »

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Minority sways city council

By Letter to the Editor on January 21st, 2017

In 2014, I wrote a letter regarding recycling basically reminding folks that private curbside recycling exists through the private sector for those who want the convenience of such a service. Since then, city council has voted on whether to implement mandatory curbside recycling on a number of occasions and, until recently, the vote has been ... Read More »

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‘Secular’ not necessarily good

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2017

“Religion gets far more traction than makes sense,” grates Patricia Pargeter (Jan. 12 Herald). Actually, it makes obvious sense for a government of, by and for the people to accommodate their freedom of conscience in public settings. She should be careful what she asks for. “Secular” isn’t automatically good. Alberta family doctor Nhung Tran-Davies can’t ... Read More »

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Middle class dilemma

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2017

When Donald Trump was elected president, I felt lost, and was puzzled and upset. Megalomaniacs are always around. There have been some who caused terrible devastations and deaths, like Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. But I thought history gave us good lessons not to repeat it. “Those who can not remember history are condemned to repeat ... Read More »

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A missed opportunity for justice

By Letter to the Editor on January 17th, 2017

After nearly 10 years of her life, many thousands of dollars and other incredible personal sacrifices to pursue justice, Jessica Ernst was denied the right to sue the Alberta Energy Regulator on Friday by the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision. Historically, the regulator has been an agency with a revolving door between it and the oil ... Read More »

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Maybe merits of carbon levy should be reconsidered

By Letter to the Editor on January 17th, 2017

It has famously been said that the first rule of any game is to realize you are in one. Albertans are frequently being reminded at their own expense of the wonderful job the government is doing to protect us from ourselves. Most recently, our very own Environment Minister Shannon Phillips took to this newspaper to ... Read More »

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Things for non-profit and gov’t-funded organizations to consider

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2017

I often learn about opportunities for charitable giving, even as low as $25 per month. Here are some tips for those who want my time, money and/or both, as either a donor or a volunteer: 1. Make sure that that all people connected to your organization have excellent public relation skills. This request extends from ... Read More »

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Yet another celebrity poking into Alberta’s business

By Letter to the Editor on January 15th, 2017

Oh no, here we go again. Another Hollywood type poking their nose into Alberta’s business. This time it’s Jane Fonda lambasting our province and our prime minister, Mr. Trudeau, over the oilsands and pipelines. Perhaps Fonda would like to see the world go back 200 years and live off the land but we live in ... Read More »

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Carbon levy punishes Albertans for doing what they need to do

By Letter to the Editor on January 15th, 2017

Open letter to MLA Maria Fitzpatrick: Dear Ms. Fitzpatrick, Your town hall called my home. This is the gist of what I would have asked/said had I had time to speak, and what I would have left on the voice mail if the town hall system had not, instead, simply hung up. The carbon levy ... Read More »

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