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LETTER: The Horgan-Trudeau carbon tax only makes life in B.C. more expensive

A reader says that the carbon tax in B.C. only drives up the price of everything.

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RE: Report says carbon taxes in B.C. and Alberta ‘failed’ in not lowering emissions

No, it didn’t. 

I live on Vancouver Island and have no idea where you might have discovered this idea. All the carbon taxes do is increase the cost of everything. Every single thing. Making things more costly is not seen as a boosted economic activity. Only environmental radicals and so-called “economists” might think so.

Rather than encouraging, supporting and assisting us to buy local or seek lower energy consumption alternatives, the Trudeau/Horgan Carbon Taxes are seen as punishment. Punishment just for living in Canada or in B.C. I bought my KIA partly because it was made in South Korea. Where is my medal for keeping pollution in Canada down?

The B.C. Carbon Tax does not boost economic activity, it reduces it. The current practice of taking money away with carbon taxes and the giving it back in the form of some “rebate” is beyond ignorant. Trudeau’s statement of getting back more than Canadians are charged is amazingly stupid. Why not just give Canadians the difference?

Del Rokosh
Parksville, B.C.

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LETTER: WS a ‘voice of reason’ among the ‘left-wing loonies’

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RE: MAKICHUK: Seeking economic diversity when it’s all going to hell

I am a new subscriber to Western Standard and I want to say it’s refreshing to read your no-nonsense articles.

In fact, I enjoy reading all the columnists and it’s good to see some “voices of reason” within such a plethora of left-wing loonies.

Gary Sutherland
Calgary, AB

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LETTER: Alberta government needs to step up and fight for province

Why hasn’t any recent premier of Alberta stood up for our province against Ottawa. I thought that finally, we had a champion in Jason Kenney, but he turned out to be another of Trudeau’s useful idiots. 

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RE: MAKICHUK: Thoughts, dreams and hopes for an independent West

I am a supporter of the Western Standard. I read your piece on an independent West, and I agree with you for sure.

A couple of points; Why hasn’t any recent premier of Alberta stood up for our province against Ottawa. I thought that finally, we had a champion in Jason Kenney, but he turned out to be another of Trudeau’s useful idiots. 

He spoke many times before his election and a few times after, of the federal government staging “yet another attack on Alberta and our energy sector.”

I wonder how many times do you need to be attacked before you realize that you are at war?

It seems that no one, not Jason Kenney, not even Ralph Klein or Peter Lougheed had an undertaking of the constitution.

If they did, they would understand each of the provinces are already independent states within a confederation of independent states.

We already have control of our future. We just refuse to use that control. We ARE independent, we simply need to exercise our independence. 

Our government needs to step up and truly represent Albertans and protect our future, our rights, and our prosperity.

Maybe dust off that copy of the constitution, if we still have one.

Kurt Schiller
Bruderheim, AB

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LETTER: Alberta needs a leader with a spine to stand up to Ottawa

“We talk and talk and talk and complain and grumble and nothing moves the needle.” 

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RE: MAKICHUK: Thoughts, dreams and hopes for an independent West

Good Morning Mr. Makichuk:

I totally agree with your column on leaving with the exception of needing a leader.  We talk and talk and talk and complain and grumble and nothing moves the needle. 

We complain about how Ottawa is screwing us and yet no one steps forward to lead with a simple, forceful message that everyone can understand and relate to.  We need a leader with spine, testicular fortitude, a vision and no fear or apology to the woke political left. 

We need to stop this incessant whining because that’s how the rest of Canada now sees us — as a whiner.  We need to shut up and take action.  I think if the everyday Joe knew where to start or what to do they would but they need a leader and concerted action. 

Also, if we could form one large block with Saskatchewan this would give us a bit more of an edge but we need someone to say “okay we’re going this way” and point the way.

Gail Singh
Calgary, AB.

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