Opinion Letters

City of Camrose Director of Community Development Victor Goodman speaks at the Camrose Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Camrose Resort and Casino in Camrose on March 1. Josh Aldrich/ Camrose Canadian

Standing up for Camrose

I would like to thank the Vancouver Sun for publishing Harrison Mooney’s op-ed piece, “After Alberta’s wine ban, what should B.C. boycott in retaliation?” In today’s fast-paced world it is gratifying to find a reporter so committed to the detailed research that formed the basis of Mooney’s comments.

Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips comments on the new rules for the review of Canadian energy projects in Edmonton on January 27, 2016. Shaughn Butts/Postmedia Network

Alberta's impact on the climate minimal

Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips is quoted in the January 18, 2018 Edmonton Journal as saying “More stringent policies in Alberta … would have a negligible impact on global emissions.” Now if only the minister could similarly reach the same conclusion about the existing “carbon tax.”

National pharmacare program should be a priority

Hon. Kevin Sorenson, MP for Battle River-Crowfoot, I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2018. And I would like to suggest for you a New Year’s resolution; one that I’m sure will enhance your well-being. It seems to me that you’ve spent too much energy in 2017 bashing the Liberal government and I think you should let that go.

Province launches tax rebate for delinquent wells

It is interesting to read that Minister McCuaig-Boyd finally met with the Camrose County Council to discuss the problem of 129 delinquent oil companies not paying their ($664,778.15) taxes in Nov. 23’s story in the Camrose Canadian, “Province launches tax rebate program for delinquent wells.” Her staunch announcement that.

“Eskimo” is not a derogatory or offensive term

The word “Eskimo” is believed to have derived from the French word “esquimaux” which means “one who weaves snowshoes.” There is nothing derogatory or racist about the word. Although it has fallen out of favour as the preferred term for the native people of Canada’s north, it is still the word used by the indigenous people of Alaska to refer to them

Canada needs changes for fair and equitable tax sy

MP Kevin Sorenson, in your report from parliament that I received on Oct 19, you requested that constituents share their views with you, so I am doing that. I resent you using my tax dollars to send me blatant partisan propaganda.

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