By Letter to the Editor on July 11, 2020.
Dear Honorable Speaker of the House Anthony Rota,
I have written this letter before (about 10 years ago) but no response. In my conversation with new Canadians they have let me know that along with their citizenship they get a pass to the federal parks in Canada. I think that is a very nice gesture, but what about the seniors whose years of taxes paid for the building of these parks? It would be a nice gesture to get a free park pass.
This government is so very determined to make us pay for things we had no part in, things that happened years and sometimes centuries ago. Well, if you have having us pay for things we had no part in, it would be nice if you recognized some of the good things the seniors’ taxes have paid for by acknowledging us by giving us a free pass to the parks we helped build. All coins are two-sided.
Thanks for attention to this matter. Canada is a great country and when my family and I immigrated here in 1940 we had to pay money (post a bond) to get into this country. And that was a good thing, then we knew we had to honestly work for what we needed and wanted. Things have changed and not for the better.
Madeleine S. Kurtz