September 28th, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Trade deal with China doesn’t benefit Canada

By Letter to the Editor on September 28th, 2016

Regarding proposed trade with China, here are some comments from economist Jim Stanford, writing for Rabble.ca: “Whenever someone says we should ‘trade more’ with China, we have to ask: ‘What kind of trade? And going in which direction?’ Achieving ‘more trade’ hardly helps Canada, if that trade consists mostly of imports.” Stanford also writes: “Canada ... Read More »

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Cottonwood Park is a sacred place

By Letter to the Editor on September 28th, 2016

I am writing to voice my disgust regarding the blatant disrespect and indifference being shown to the magnificent Cottonwood Park Nature Reserve. This is perhaps my favourite place in all of Lethbridge, and I walk here several times a week. I frequently spend 45 minutes to an hour cleaning up garbage in the small parking ... Read More »

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Digging deeper than politicians’ fluff answers

By Letter to the Editor on September 25th, 2016

Is there a reason Canadians are confused about the “new” Liberal defence strategy? Listening to interviews in the media, we get little information. The prime minister was recently on a world tour, the trade minister is informing the world Canada is still open for exploitation, the defence minister is letting NATO speak for him, the ... Read More »

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Vigilance key to avoid being a scam victim

By Letter to the Editor on September 25th, 2016

Unfortunately, scams and fraudulent behaviour is nothing new. Deception is the key element in any and all prepared scripts – used without exception by every low-life involved in these schemes, regardless of subject matter or ploy. Whether the culprit takes on the role of cold caller or climbs the non-existent ladder to fake supervisor, the ... Read More »

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Move designed to keep cattle industry strong

By Letter to the Editor on September 21st, 2016

The cattle industry is a key driver in Alberta’s rural economy, and feeder associations are vital to the success of the industry. That’s why we need to keep this sector strong. Alberta beef is known worldwide for its quality. Cattle feeders add significant value to the way we produce quality food. Success in this sector ... Read More »

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No blood system is entirely non-compensated

By Letter to the Editor on September 21st, 2016

Your story of Sept. 17 (“Protection called for blood system,” about the BloodWatch advocacy group) states that “Canada’s donor-based blood service should not be taken over by an American-style, for-profit industry.” In fact, such a system has been in place for decades. Seventy-five per cent of the plasma needed to manufacture immune globulin, the plasma-derived ... Read More »

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Voters need to remember Tory blunders

By Letter to the Editor on September 20th, 2016

Political hacks depend on the electorate’s memory loss and their forgetting past mistakes and damaging blunders. The letters section of the latest Maclean’s magazine jogged my mind with the reminder of the shameful sale and privatization of the Canadian Wheat Board. The stated detrimental effect of this sale to massive foreign corporations has been a ... Read More »

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Diplomacy key to solving problem with North Korea

By Letter to the Editor on September 20th, 2016

Whenever one strategy does not work to resolve any problem, the wise look outside the box for the answer. The question is often asked, “Why does North Korea need to build nuclear weapons?” The answer is simple. For the same reason why the U.S. and U.S.S.R. did – deterrence and self-defence. International condemnation and sanctions ... Read More »

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Airport not what it used to be

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2016

When we think of an aviation disaster, what usually comes to mind are images of downed aircraft and loss of life. In this case, there is a slow-motion crash taking place under our noses. The decaying wreck fondly remembered as Kenyon Field is but a shadow of its former glory. Gone are the days when ... Read More »

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History supports inclusive national anthem

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2016

In regard to the history of our national anthem, “O Canada” (re: letter to the editor by Tom Gardiner, Sept. 14 Herald) 1880: Original Quebecois composition of our national anthem and sung/played for the grand arrival of the Marquis of Lorne – Governor General of Canada (I presume his wife, the Princess Louise, was also ... Read More »

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U of L parking issue needs action

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2016

Stadium parking was a Halloween kiss (the ones everyone buys, but no one likes) handed to us like spoiled children. Ms. Walker stated (Sept. 12) “… do we really have a mandate to provide 100 per cent parking for everyone…?” That trivialized students’ lives and voices. The rest is “might” and “could.” Vague promises made ... Read More »

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