LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Premier (Rachel) Notley won’t name two caucus members allegedly charged with sexual misconduct. Another member has (allegedly) been caught outright lying to us. Just contemplate the fuss that would be made if this was the UCP instead of the NDP? Gee, could it be any larger of a double standard?
BOB COSH (Politics is full of double standards.)
So Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips said she “misspoke” when (talking) about bully complaints she claimed the RCMP fielded on the Bighorn file! Hmmm, I think the spokes are deservedly falling off the West Lethbridge MLA’S wagon. Goodbye.
ALVIN W. SHIER (Doesn’t look good, does it?)
Farzana Hassan is off the mark with her take on Trump’s border wall. Borders matter and the crime, human trafficking, and drugs that have flowed through the U.S. southern border is staggering. As little as three years ago, leaders on the Democratic side of the House and Senate recognized that fact, and called it a crisis, and were in favour of a physical barrier. The only reason this has changed is because of their unbridled hatred for the president. It has blinded them to reason and they have decided that he cannot be allowed to have it lest he fulfil a key election promise and satisfy his base, keeping the possibility of a second term alive. This is a hill they are willing to die on for that reason and, of course, to pander to their own base. I don’t think Chuck Shumer’s claim that Trump is stoking fear resonates. Those families that have lost loved ones to the crimes and drug overdoses are already stoked, and so should the rest of the country be.
ARCHIE MACDONALD (There’s a great divide between Americans and it’s getting bigger.)
So this Lethbridge cop made a decision to run over (torture) this deer. This officer was under no pressure or in high stress situation and this is what he decided to do? What if it was situation of quick action/thinking, could you trust him to make a good decision? And he has a gun! Desk job.
JOHN SABAL (Public outcry over this incident is growing.)
PREACHING TO THE CHOIR
I for sure have been an advocate of the Alberta oil and energy positions from my first position out of university building the first-ever oilsands plant. I have to say, however, that all these truck and oilfield equipment convoys and demonstrations in Alberta are just plain stupid. These demonstrations are demonstrating to the converted. We all agree with them. The demonstrations have to be to the people of Ontario and Quebec and more so to the government in Ottawa. The CBC, who never will say anything against the Liberals and Trudeau, will not cover the protests. Please quit demonstrating to the converted. If any of you want to have an impact then demonstrate to Ottawa – not me. Am I the only one who thinks these demonstrations are just plain useless because they are only noticed by us Albertans?
A. PETTERSON (The protests are likely being held in hopes of drawing national attention.)