Letters to the Editor, Nov. 7
Oh Canada, where art thou? As a retired business man and child of the 1950’s, I find myself with concerning questions. Must we accept behavior and dishonesty from our highest political officers that we would never accept from our seven-year-old child? Civil liberties are lost one baby step at a time. Bill C-10 represents a serious assault on them. Where is the outrage? The world needs and will consume fossil fuels for decades. Canada is a major and ethical potential supplier, which could actually contribute to green initiatives as well as Canada’s prosperity. Why are we surrendering this market to global competitors? Every adult person and family knows that you cannot forever exist on your credit card. Why then do we imagine that a country can? The laws of financial reality aren’t suspended because we are a country instead of an individual. Every city dweller knows the source of street violence, the perpetrators and their choice of weapons. Why then do we accept the lame, meaningless, deceptive, faux gun policies continually put forward by the left? Many seniors who have worked their entire lives, paid taxes and built this country, live at or below the poverty line(not me). Am I correct in assuming that many newcomers receive more benefits and financial assistance than this cohort? In my mind, these are not the values that built this great country, which despite our arrogance is not indestructible. I wonder where these values have gone and where Canada is heading?
Steve PeckBrampton, Ont.
(The challenge is Canadians won’t be outraged about C-10 until it affects them directly, which it will inevitably will)
If Quebec had Alberta’s oil and gas industry and Alberta had Quebec’s renewable, hydro power, would Trudeau be killing the oil and gas industry in the name of environmentalism? Not a chance. Trudeau’s whole calculus on this and everything he does is about votes (as he himself admits, he does not understand or care about economic policy). Placating Quebec has been and continues to be a winning political strategy. Better late than never, Alberta has finally woken up to the fact they are not in a negotiation amongst partners, they are in a fight for their survival.