Letters to the editor, November 7

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Questioning Canada

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Oh Canada, where are you? As a retired businessman and son of the 1950s, I come across troubling questions. Should we accept the behavior and dishonesty of our highest political officials that we would never accept from our seven-year-old son? Civil liberties are lost step by step. Bill C-10 represents a serious attack against them. Where is the outrage? The world needs and will consume fossil fuels for decades. Canada is an important and ethical potential supplier, which could indeed contribute to green initiatives as well as Canada’s prosperity. Why are we giving up this market to global competitors? Every adult and family knows that it cannot exist forever on their credit card. Why then do we imagine that a country can do it? The laws of financial reality are not suspended because we are a country rather than an individual. Every inhabitant of the city knows the origin of street violence, the perpetrators and the choice of weapons. So why do we accept the silly, senseless, deceptive, and fake gun policies that the left continually proposes? Many older people 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 opinion, 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 headed.

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Steve Peck Brampton, Ontario.

(The challenge is that Canadians won’t be outraged by C-10 until it directly affects them, which inevitably will)

UNEQUAL TREATMENT

If Quebec had Alberta’s oil and gas industry and Alberta had Quebec’s renewable hydropower, would Trudeau be killing the oil and gas industry in the name of environmentalism? No way. All of Trudeau’s calculation on this and everything he does has to do with votes (as he himself admits, he does not understand or care about economic policy). Appeasing Quebec has been and continues to be a winning political strategy. Better late than never, Alberta has finally realized the fact that they are not in a negotiation between partners, they are in a fight for their survival.

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Peter myers Toronto

(There is no way liberals will treat Quebec the way they do Alberta. Part of the problem is little the province can do about it until other provinces stand up with them.)

FLAGS UP AND DOWN

I agree with Erin O’Toole that the Canadian flag should be flown in the near future. Right after National Truth and Reconciliation Day would have been a good time. The beginning of Remembrance week would be the next good time to allow for Remembrance Day symbolism. Of course, there should be a permanent monument in Ottawa to acknowledge the suffering and death caused by residential schools. Trudeau holds Canada to a much higher standard in displaying its flag than most other leaders. Many countries have done enough injustice to demand that their flags fly at half mast more or less permanently. Certainly, any country that has ever had a colonial empire or slavery has enough anniversaries of injustice, murder, and premature death to continually lower its flags to half-mast. Perhaps Britain and France should fly half their flags on government buildings at half-mast permanently to acknowledge all the suffering and death their empires and slavery caused and the other half at full blast to acknowledge their great writers, scientists. and political institutions.

Bruce couchman Ottawa, Ontario.

(A commitment)

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