November 29th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Busing issue needs more info

By Letter to the Editor on December 21st, 2019

In response to the letter in your Dec. 14 issue by Jennifer Prosser, I agree the elected representatives of the respective school boards need to be heard; however, I question why city council should consult parents – should that not read all citizens and taxpayers, not just parents? I also find the liability issue somewhat ... Read More »

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Better way needed to keep citizens safe

By Letter to the Editor on December 21st, 2019

No question the death of Calgary social worker Deborah Onwu was a horrible, unnecessary tragedy, but U of C Faculty of Social Work spokesperson Jummy Asiyanbi (“Action needed to end workplace violence in social care,” Herald, Dec 10) does not have the solution. I do not believe a “two-to-one staff client ratio” is the core ... Read More »

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Alberta Tories have changed since Lougheed’s time

By Letter to the Editor on December 20th, 2019

It’s no secret, I’m no Conservative! Never have been and never will be. However, I did have respect for the Lougheed Tories who had a national vision for Alberta’s place in Confederation, cared for their neighbours by strengthening public institutions, and picked themselves up by their bootstraps to get to work. If Lougheed had lived ... Read More »

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Moody’s downgrade suggests we’re on the wrong track

By Letter to the Editor on December 19th, 2019

I have to say I did wonder how long it would take for the wheels to begin to come off Jason Kenney’s response to the broader challenges of his office, and for the grinding sounds of cognitive dissonance to appear. I wonder no more. He is now gibbering and squawking like an out-of-sorts hen demanding ... Read More »

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Why should feds consider fiscal help for Alberta?

By Letter to the Editor on December 19th, 2019

After engineering a bigger-than-necessary hole in government finances, our Premier Kenney has trundled over to Ottawa to beg or berate the federal government into providing cash relief for Alberta before wandering off with his braintrust retinue to travel to the U.K. for some expensive but questionable end. But why would the feds give any quarter ... Read More »

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Action needed to free incarcerated Canadians

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2019

Our two Michaels, one year on, still imprisoned in China. I suppose the Liberal government has been too busy addressing their many scandals this past year to attend to our fellow citizens unjustly incarcerated abroad. I would hope that instead of lamenting their poor decision making of late, that the leadership would finish what they ... Read More »

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How about a discussion on school busing?

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2019

One of the many great reasons of raising a family in Lethbridge is our school community and the educational opportunities we have. Getting those children to those places of learning has, for over 50 years, been accomplished by a seamless, unique partnership between our two local school boards and the City of Lethbridge. We understand ... Read More »

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Trudeau isn’t to blame for Albertans’ troubles

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2019

Albertans’ frustrations are understandable. The economy is in deep trouble, oil revenues have plummeted, some oil companies are moving south, oil workers are being laid off. However, is it legitimate to blame Trudeau for all our economic ills? Prime Minister Trudeau has shown full understanding of the reality that economic health is imperative for the ... Read More »

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City shouldn’t shirk busing responsibility

By Letter to the Editor on December 16th, 2019

School busing has become an issue in our community. Like others, I have been actively listening. What I am hearing is disturbing. On one hand we have an official body, city council, elected by us, trying to offload an important responsibility to other official bodies, the school boards, also elected by us. I point out ... Read More »

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City’s school busing decision concerning, perplexing

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2019

As a parent and a citizen, I am concerned about the city council’s decision to end the current school bus service arrangement between the city and the school boards. The current cost recovery arrangement ensures that the school boards are able to offer this critical service as efficiently as possible. And while we are one ... Read More »

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Quid pro quo part of orderly society

By Letter to the Editor on December 13th, 2019

Most media make it sound as if quid pro quo is a terrible mistake. However, voluntary quid pro quo agreements are part of contracts, purchases and orderly society: Party A provides certain goods, services and conduct to Party B, who responds with appropriate pay or action toward Party A. Driving safely is a quid pro ... Read More »

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