October 17th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Wide-ranging representation needed for drug committee

By Letter to the Editor on October 16th, 2018

The city is conducting a public review of drug addiction issues with hopefully improved regulations as an outcome. I write this letter to help this decision process especially for phase 3. Phase 1 was the Community Input Sessions on Oct. 10 and 11. At these sessions the public had the opportunity to share its experiences ... Read More »

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Canada must make sure GFF pipeline remains open

By Letter to the Editor on October 16th, 2018

Western Canada knows the importance of investment in projects and infrastructure to provide energy to millions. World Bank president Jim Kim thinks investment in people is actually more important for economic growth. The federal government has another chance to invest, this time in people, to the tune of just $240 million. The Global Financing Facility ... Read More »

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Atheism is not a belief system?

By Letter to the Editor on October 14th, 2018

Patricia and Tony Pargeter claim (Oct. 3 Herald) that because they are atheists, they do not harbour “any beliefs, preferring the mental activity of ‘thinking’ to that of ‘believing,'” and that secularism arose as a response to the competing “belief systems” of religion. Really? Atheism is not a belief system? Atheistic communism with its suppression ... Read More »

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Kenney painted into a corner

By Letter to the Editor on October 12th, 2018

Three days ago, Jason Kenney and Ontario Premier Doug Ford led a crowd of some 2,000 Calgarians in a chant railing against carbon taxes. They offered no alternative means of dealing with climate change, or of meeting our Paris targets set by former PM Stephen Harper. However, then the Nobel Prize for economics was awarded ... Read More »

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The silent revolution is here

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2018

Not everyone is sleeping; an early bird stirs and puts the kettle on – new fuel for a new day. To improve clarity and save space, websites about electric cars use the following acronyms: ICE = internal combustion engine (gasoline); EV = electrical vehicle; BEV = battery powered EV (all electric vehicle); PHEV = plug-in ... Read More »

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What is happening in Canadian houses?

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2018

Barbara Bush once said. “You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but what happens inside your house.” What is happening in Canadian houses? Parents are ... Read More »

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Legal handgun owners aren’t the problem

By Letter to the Editor on October 7th, 2018

This letter is prompted by a Toast in “Roasted and Toasted” where the Toaster asked anyone to convince them we don’t need a handgun ban in Canada. I would not try and convince you, but would suggest you give sport shooting a try; you could do that through the local Fish and Game organization with ... Read More »

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Law giving the state power to direct morality

By Letter to the Editor on October 7th, 2018

Re: “Bill 24 an attempt to take control of our children,” letter to the editor, Sept. 30. The state, already in 2005, intensified its control/power over children (and the family) with the passage of the federal bill, Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act, which changed the definition of marriage as between a man and a ... Read More »

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Modern parallel to 18th-century France?

By Letter to the Editor on October 6th, 2018

In his autobiography, “The Words,” Jean-Paul Sartre wrote: “Like all dreamers, I confused disenchantment with truth.” Strip the quote out the context of his prose and paste it into my stream of consciousness and it becomes a metaphor for the state of contemporary society. I’ve spent my life immersed in the dreams of science-fiction writers. ... Read More »

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Gov’t needs to renew funding to prevent child deaths

By Letter to the Editor on October 5th, 2018

For too long our federal Liberal government has hidden the ugly fact of deeply inadequate aid funding behind sunny ways rhetoric, preferring parade snapshots of the PM instead of real changes from the ugly parsimony of the earlier administration. Just recently the OECD publicly lambasted this government for having the worst assistance contribution of most ... Read More »

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Don’t ambush young people at school over abortion issue

By Letter to the Editor on October 4th, 2018

Today at my daughter’s southside public high school there were people with graphic placards standing in front of the school expressing there opinions regarding abortion. I wish I had known. As a parent I do not want any religious or biased group trying to influence my impressionable daughter attending school. Whether pro-choice or anti-abortion, neither ... Read More »

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