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LETTER: Good riddance Morneau

A writer says that Canada will be better off without the ex-finance minister.

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Re: “Finance Minister Morneau packs it in after feud with Trudeau,” August 17, 2020

The removal or withdrawal of Bill Morneau, forcibly or voluntarily, as Liberal government finance minister should be a welcome change for Canadians fed up with suspicious and illegitimate practices. He may indeed have been ‘the fall guy’ for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as NDP critic Charlie Angus accused him of being, throughout the WE charity scandal. But to quote Mr. Morneau himself, “There’s a time when you’re the appropriate person in the role, and the time…where you’re not the appropriate person in the role.”

Now Mr. Morneau has done some good as the Finance Minister. He expanded the Canada Pension Plan through a new deal with the provinces and territories; he oversaw the feds’ purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan. That pipeline is an excellent concession for the Western provinces, creating a win-win situation for Ottawa, Alberta, et al. 

The same pipeline, says Trans Mountain, will give Ottawa $12.6 billion dollars; will yield to producers nearly $74 billion in revenue for two decades; governments federal and provincial will rake in nearly $47 billion in taxes and royalties from producers; Indigenous communities will profit from land leasing and transport royalties through their jurisdictions, etc. This is a fitting legacy for the Finance Minister favoured by bankers for his tight grip on the public purse. In fact, when news broke of his resignation, the Canadian dollar dropped in value by 0.2 cents. 
But again, as Mr. Angus pointed out, a Finance Minister who quits his job during the worst health and economic crisis is no man worth keeping. How fortunate Morneau has Trudeau’s recommendation for a post with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The question is, does he deserve it? His scafoffle with Trudeau over the WE scandal indicates a possible honesty problem. And all of this justifies a by-election in the Toronto-Centre riding.

Christopher Mansour
Barrie, ON

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LETTER: Gondek’s ‘climate emergency’ will take a toll

Turning off the oil before securing a viable alternative, has driven the price of oil past 80 dollars, forcing many big consumers to buy and burn dirty old coal. 

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RE: Wall says Calgary oil firms should seek greener pastures

Newly elected mayor of Calgary, Jyoti Gondek’s rush to declare a ‘climate emergency’ will keep her on the front pages, but it comes with a nasty price tag. 

Turning off the oil before securing a viable alternative, has driven the price of oil past 80 dollars, forcing many big consumers to buy and burn dirty old coal. 

Andy Thomsen
Kelowna, BC

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LETTER: Praise for WS work on Spitzer tragedy

“I’m so tired of all the clickbait headlines. The trashy stories.”

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RE: FILDEBRANDT: Alberta’s government lied about the death of young teen Nathanael Spitzer, and the media buried it

Thank you for your well-written article about Nathaneal Spitzer. 

I’m so tired of all the clickbait headlines. The trashy stories. The articles written about things that don’t matter. The news forced on readers by those with a bigger/hidden agenda.

In the midst of a tragic time, when there is so much fear and anger swirling around, I’m very thankful to be reminded that there are writers like you that still care and want to fight for truth.

Thank you.

Tannis Linford
Medicine Hat-area, Ab.

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LETTER: Kenney shouldn’t be given any slack at all

He is the worst example I have seen as a failed politician that I have seen in my seventy years.

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RE: MAKICHUK: It’s time we cut Premier Kenney some slack

I have watched politics all my life and have never seen as an inept performance as Jason Kenny has put on.

He came to Alberta as our conservative saviour. He took over a party with a message that represented a lot of people’s views especially in rural Alberta and then proceeded to ignore the fundamentals of that platform.

Issues such as the Crownest debate on rail movement of grain where Western producers actually were thrown in jail for carrying a bucket full of grain across the Montana border have brought distrust. Trudeau has destroyed in many us the desire to be a part of this joke called Canada.

Kenny apparently was the man to bring these and many more issues to the Canadian public and demand change. In spite of many letters to him to encourage him to do something he has tucked his tail between his legs and completely dropped the ball.

If you are a conservative voter as I am, trying to find any reflection of a conservative values in his policy is hard to do. To those of us who committed time and money to the Wildrose Party much of what he has portrayed is a slap in the face. His treatment of many people during this so-called pandemic is not in the interests of those of us that believe in democracy.

He is the worst example I have seen as a failed politician that I have seen in my seventy years. What a disaster he has been and as far as cutting him slack forget it. He had a clear mandate when he took on his role from the people who put him there. Your wanting to cut him slack is an insult to the Wildrose base who put this incompetent fool in and were betrayed.

Matt McElroy
Rocky View County, Ab.

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