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Letters, Jan. 8: ‘Trudeau’s ‘simply transition’ will harm all Canadians’

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JUST TRANSITION BS
The Trudeau authorities’s proposed ‘simply transition’ to inexperienced jobs is quiet actually a grimy joke. Oil and fuel are anticipated to contribute about 13% of Canada’s GDP this yr, so the very trade Justin Trudeau and his minions frequently demonize is the very trade paying for his tasks to save lots of the planet. That is how soiled the inexperienced motion has turn out to be. It is so much like Trudeau himself. His grandfather, Charles-Emile Trudeau, constructed the household fortune on service stations in Montreal, then bought his success to Imperial Oil in 1934 for the tidy sum of $1 million. That funding has now turn out to be a multi-million greenback belief fund. So the query needs to be requested: If the ‘simply transition’ laws will lead us from oil and fuel to the inexperienced financial system, when will Trudeau and his authorities ‘transition’ off of fossil gas revenues, which assist all the things they do, each personally and professionally?
Paul Baumberg
(The one query that wants asking is: Transition to what? Photo voltaic panels and windmills ain’t gonna save us and that is all we have.)

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IT’S ONLY NATURAL
Issues go extinct. Over time, plenty of time. Over 95% of all life goes extinct. That is pure. We could have been forcing it to occur, but it surely occurs naturally. The hazards that we trigger on the setting? Properly, keep in mind once we had been killing bushes for luggage? We received plastic baggage. They instructed us it was good for the setting. Acid rain was killing everybody/factor. That died a loss of life. We’ve got to purchase electrical automobiles? Properly, how are we going to energy them? We had brown-outs in Alberta. Our vitality largely comes from fuel turbine energy. We can’t use wind/or photo voltaic. Not sufficient wind. We’ve got to do higher, positive. However we actually don’t want setting nuts or authorities spreading (stuff) about how everyone seems to be evil. There are international locations that haven’t any environmental issues in any way. They do not care. Our authorities is afraid to say crap or we’d offend India or China.
Ed Skelding
(As the person sings, what a beautiful world.)

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GETTING GASSED
So beginning Jan. 1 the provincial fuel tax is not being collected till July. Has anybody else observed that the costs on the pump have not dropped the identical? Hmm…
NELSON CABRAL
(You could possibly say the advantages are usually not ‘trickling down’ to customers.)

OLD BAGGAGE
If a single particular person leaves a bag unattended at an airport, it is an enormous safety threat. But when airways and airports go away hundreds of luggage unattended, it is no downside. How can guidelines change so dramatically primarily based on who abandons a bag? It appears safety goes out the window as quickly as airline/airport incompetence is on the root of the chance.
STEEN-PETERSEN
(Airports are a multitude and the feds have achieved nothing about it.)

THE WEST FIRST
Sure, I’m offended by most of what Rick Bell says nowadays. He solely seeks interviews from individuals who say they’re conservative however actually they aren’t. Being referred to as loopy by different small-c conservatives or by Bell himself is ignorant to say the least. As a result of I imagine Alberta needs to be handled as pretty as Quebec or Ontario by the federal authorities would not make me a loopy. As a result of I imagine that switch funds are unfair to Alberta and that they take away billions of {dollars} from our province in order that the remainder of Canada can have an abundance of low-cost social providers would not make me a loopy. As a result of I imagine our assets ought to keep out of the arms of a corrupt federal authorities would not make me a loopy. All I can say is that the extra Bell speaks and continues to interview people who find themselves not true conservatives, the extra I will defend Danielle Smith. I am an Albertan first, then Canadian, not the opposite means round. That is the best way most easterners really feel, particularly in Quebec. Why am I not afforded the identical respect? If Bell and his pseudo-conservative followers of him suppose that makes me loopy, then so be it. Like our premier, I need Alberta to be a proud, impartial power on this nation, which brings prosperity to all of the individuals of this province very like Quebec has. By Bell’s requirements, I suppose wanting that makes me loopy!
MOLLY KENS
(Sorry however Rick doesn’t suppose these factors of view make you loopy.)

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YOU’VE DONE IT NOW
What a very inappropriate, irresponsible full entrance web page headline in Wednesday’s paper! “Pray for Damar, sports activities world in shock, and so on.” Do not you will have any sense of perspective? Whereas Damar Hamlin’s scenario is a big concern for his household, buddies, team-mates and followers, it’s hardly applicable to be highlighted as entrance web page information in one in every of Calgary’s two main newspapers for an occasion (an American soccer sport) occurring 3,000 km away. It is completely cheap to have references to this incident within the sports activities part, as you correctly did, however front-page headline? Sadly, sudden cardiac arrest in younger athletes, typically however not at all times deadly, happens in roughly 1 in 50 — 75,000 younger athletes (numbers range broadly), attributable to varied unrecognized congenital anomalies and infrequently by trauma (Wikipedia gives a complete listing). In fact these occasions are devastating for the households concerned, and have lengthy been acknowledged by the medical group. I notice that the Solar is closely weighted in direction of sports activities, however absolutely you can exhibit some restraint, perspective and integrity in your reporting and never come throughout as a splashy tabloid.
MORTON DORAN MD
(We received a second opinion and respectfully disagree together with your evaluation.)

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MISUSED WORD
In all my years of education, I had by no means come across the utilization of the phrase (misogynist) till our PM had begun throwing it out left, proper and middle through the peaceable trucker’s protest of final yr. Properly, I simply hauled out my Oxford Dictionary and have discovered the phrase to imply: One that hates all ladies. All through the entire non-violent trucker convoy protest at Parliament Hill, did I ever see any anti-feministic show? It was all about compelled inoculation/lack of work! Our beloved PM had declared himself as being a ‘feminist’ but fired Indigenous feminine (Jody Wilson-Raybould) from her put up as justice minister as a result of she wouldn’t comply along with his want that authorized proceedings towards SNC-Lavalin (Quebec-based) be quashed , considerably to stop the corporate from garnering prison standing on the world stage! That was means earlier than the We scandal… (et al). Why is that this child nonetheless holding the rudder of the ‘Good Ship Canada’?
DAN DRINKALL
(Phrases like misogynist, racist and Nazi are thrown round like Frisbees at a park nowadays. Saying it would not make it so.)

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HEALTH SYSTEM OPTIONS
Individuals have to consider a parallel health-care system like virtually all different international locations with authorities health-care methods. In Sweden, they’ve a person price. Sweden even has non-public hospitals with their non-public heath-care system. To seek out staff for the non-public system, they might faucet in to individuals who left the health-care system that need to work half time and never eager to work lengthy hours. This is only one resolution. If it really works elsewhere, why not in Canada?
CURTIS RADCLIFFE
(We undoubtedly want to take a look at what works in different common health-care methods.)

OPINIONS DIFFER
Ted Nelson (‘Free speech abuse,’ letters, Jan. 5) appears to have an odd concept on what free speech is. It appears to him that it is just free speech when it follows the narrative and isn’t of a differing opinion. Ted Nelson, is my letter allowed to be printed, as I do not agree with you on Peterson, who has differing concepts? Fascinating.
dave currie
(Free speech permits Peterson the suitable to say no matter he likes, so long as it isn’t hate speech, and everybody who thinks he is out to lunch has the suitable to disregard him.)

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WHAT PLAN?
There has not too long ago been a big fuss made about our health-care plan. There shouldn’t be, as a result of it’s not a health-care plan. It doesn’t make us more healthy. Little or no of the cash going to well being care truly improves the well being of Canadian residents. As an alternative it pays for varied costly strategies to mitigate conditions of unhealthiness. And that’s all it has ever achieved, because it was first established over 60 years in the past!
JAMES J. FITZPATRICK
(The priority is whether or not the system treats injured or ailing individuals as successfully as potential.)

GAS UP ON FACTS
Earlier than everybody loses their minds and breaks out the protest placards over the rise within the value of fuel, please absorb a number of details. Gasoline is priced on the price of a barrel of oil, manufacturing prices, and different concerns like worker wage will increase as an illustration and the outdated provide and demand state of affairs. Think about, if an oil and fuel firm figures they want one other 5 cents a liter to make ends meet, they should determine in elements like authorities taxes and carbon taxes. That 5 cents a liter they want now goes up exponentially till they obtain it after paying all of the taxes. It may simply imply they should up the price of a liter of fuel by eight or 9 cents to get the unique 5 cents revenue wanted. For my part, it is the federal authorities which might be actually the crooks right here. They make the Mafia appear like amateurs and it is solely going to worsen. This April the feds are planning on upping the carbon tax and in July they’ve a unique necessary fuel tax within the works. In fact all of us pay the GST on prime of it. In case you suppose gas costs are excessive now, it would not take a crystal ball to see the place they’re heading this summer time. In the meantime, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is freely giving billions to just about anybody that asks for it and even to those that do not. Jagmeet Singh is smiling all the best way to the financial institution. He will get the NDP agenda crammed with out all the general public grief and by no means even received his celebration elected. Actually, it is simply one other type of assault on the oil and fuel trade in Canada.
John Hancock
(Albertans would possibly argue the stuff from underneath their ft maybe might be slightly cheaper in these right here components. Not an excessive amount of to ask, is it?)

ONLY A $10,000 FINE?
Do this for an additional of our Liberal coalition authorities smoke and mirrors tips: For the subsequent two years, there are not any extra overseas residential real-estate purchases allowed by non-Canadians. Whereas this needs to be a very good choice, offering some aid for Canadians, it would not. The penalty for breaking this “recession saver” is “as much as” a $10,000 positive. Pocket change for traders, of us, and I am positive it could be diminished for first-time offenders.
mike defalco
(Fascinating level.)

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