June 20th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

MP should advocate for women, not against

By Letter to the Editor on May 22nd, 2019

On Thursday, May 9, Rachael Harder joined 11 Conservative Party MPs in a Walk For Life. The Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Maryam Monsef, chastised these people in a letter to them saying, in part, “As you are well aware, women and women alone have the right to make decisions concerning their own bodies, ... Read More »

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Kudos on Indigenous employment progress but more can be done

By Letter to the Editor on May 17th, 2019

Toast to the reconciliation committee and Amanda Scout and Katie-Jo Rabbit for the update on your progress. Although I have not noticed it very much yet, it is good to hear that more Indigenous people are getting off-reserve employment as the more they are seen working, the more the old stereotypes are going to start ... Read More »

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Support a more welcoming community

By Letter to the Editor on May 17th, 2019

Today, May 17, on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, show your support for a more welcoming and safe community. Research shows that sexual- and gender-diverse (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirited, queer, intersex and asexual or GLBTTQIA+) people who experienced higher levels of family/friends support were less likely to report having suicide ideation, lower ... Read More »

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L’Arche founder was a model of compassion

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2019

It is today, on the occasion of his funeral in France, that a world-wide community beyond borders and faiths is saying their farewells to Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche. L’Arche is an international federation of homes where individuals with and without intellectual disabilities live together in community. Vanier modelled for us all our need ... Read More »

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There are better ways to prevent abortions

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2019

Re: May 8 letter to the editor. Ms. Leffers, if you really care about saving unborn babies, you’re going about it in entirely the wrong way. Legislation doesn’t reduce abortions; it just forces people to seek them in illegal and unsafe conditions. If you really want to prevent abortions, here are some more effective policies ... Read More »

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Broadcasters need to make TV accessible to all citizens

By Letter to the Editor on May 15th, 2019

As one of 1.5 million Canadians living with sight loss, I was overjoyed that described video would be available for all shows during prime-time hours starting in September 2019, as mandated by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). But now three Canadian broadcasters – Bell Media Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc. and Rogers Media Inc. ... Read More »

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Where’s the beef?

By Letter to the Editor on May 15th, 2019

Do we have a conspiracy unfolding before our very eyes? I have noted over the last year that local supermarkets appear to be bringing in things that appear to look like meat, are advertised as meat – i.e. pork, beef, chicken – but strangely have no taste. No matter what you pay, it all seems ... Read More »

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Bellows to Brass thanks supporters

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2019

Bellows to Brass wishes to thank those who attended their final concert Saturday, May 4 at the westside Immanuel Lutheran Church. Special guests this year were the Polkaholix. It was the sixth year of what was to be a five-year project to raise funds for scholarships as well as a donation to the Ronald McDonald ... Read More »

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Stand up to bully nations

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2019

The time is fast approaching where Canada, United States, England, Germany and many other countries must meet to put a stop to this attempt of China and Russia to bully their way around the world – their relentless corrupt interference with our rule of law, economies, jailing of innocent citizens and promoting dictatorships wherever they ... Read More »

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Election’s ‘nasty’ tone was set by UCP

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2019

The editorial reprinted from the Medicine Hat News (May 7) laments the “particularly vicious” tone of the election campaign, citing “numerous personal attacks perpetuated … by the NDP.” Firstly, remember from whence attack ads even came to Canada? From Harper’s Conservatives, imported from the sleazy Republican tactics that spawned “fake news” and Trump. But the ... Read More »

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Job skills not based on gender

By Letter to the Editor on May 13th, 2019

I must respond to the Roast in last Monday’s Lethbridge Herald. First, I will not hide behind anonymity. I am prepared to publicly stand behind my views. It is very easy to make all kinds of ridiculous statements when no one knows who you are. This year is 2019, not the 1800s. To arrogantly claim ... Read More »

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