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LETTER: John Carpay will be dearly missed

“Mr. Carpay’s actions may have been questionable in your eyes but they were not illegal.”

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RE: Carpay steps aside as head of the JCCF

Reinstate John Carpay.

He is the heart and soul of the JCCF and has been an effective and tireless advocate for the freedoms of Canadians.

Don’t give in to the demands of the elite political hypocrites and bullies who demand his head for one minor slip up. Hypocrites who continue to cavalierly and unapologetically break every promise they make and who do NOT have the right to judge and condemn Mr. Carpay for his actions.

“He among you who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.”

Mr. Carpay’s actions may have been questionable in your eyes but they were not illegal. We are at war with our political system and our Rights and Freedoms are literally at stake.

I support Mr. Carpay’s actions and demand he be reinstated in his position at the JCCF. Do not give in to the woke and political bullies!!

Bring back John Carpay.

Kate Chapman
Olds, AB

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16 Comments

  1. Left Coast

    July 19, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    When multiple Criminal Incidents can’t get rid of our Crime Minister . . .

    how does following a feckless Judge even relate to that reality?

  2. David

    July 15, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Well said. Bring John Carpay back!

  3. MD

    July 15, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Kate Chapman thank you for writing this. I was wondering if anyone felt the same way I did. I would like John Carpay back in his position where he belongs! He has done so much for the JCCF and the people of Canada.
    Anyone supportive of John Carpay should be sending emails to the JCCF.

  4. Wesley

    July 15, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Well said Kate! Agreed we need John Carpay now more than ever.

  5. Susan Grant

    July 15, 2021 at 10:58 am

    For the JCCF to bend so easily to the whims of the Criminal Political Judging elite is a sad statement on Cancel Culture. Please return Mr Carpay to the JCCF. Allow him to make his due accountable apology and be done with it. When we look at the picture of the dirty pool no rules for the ruling class, I can understand why Mr. Capay was simply trying to gather evidence! To prove the 2 calls system that has Rules for Thee and NOT for me as their focus of decision making!

  6. j n

    July 15, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Re-instate with conditions – Simple – Without him the centre is lost

  7. Michelle Houston

    July 15, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Completely agree. The “authorities” wanted us to snitch on each other, and they talked Tim Stephens with a helicopter, but we can’t check on judges and politicians, especially when there’s a long list of them who have clearly not adhered to their own rules? Give me a break.

  8. Baron Not Baron

    July 15, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Meh.. contacted them about publicly asking that JK doesn’t take any salary during lockdowns and they were beyond lame in their response.

  9. Rick Johnson

    July 15, 2021 at 1:55 am

    I completely agree. I can’t support the JCCF if they are so easily intimidated into offering up John as scapegoat. A Judge got tailed…how many business owners, church congregants and lock-down protesters have experienced the same thing and far worse this last year?

  10. Cath

    July 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

    I completely agree with this writer. We need John Carpay. Reinstate John Carpay.

  11. Deb

    July 14, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Excellent letter Kate Chapman I agree. There has never been a time like now where we need the JCCF and John Carpay more. Our Charter of Rights and Freedom’s are being eroded daily. There have been many violations of The Nuremberg Code (1947) with this experimental vaccine. Oh Canada we stand on Guard for thee. We need JCCF to do that. We need justice. Reinstate John Carpay to his position at JCCF. Bring back John Carpay.
    My fellow Albertan’s please support JCCF’s. work.

  12. David Flinn

    July 14, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Agree. Bring back John Carpay.

  13. Mike power

    July 14, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Bring him back. Fight fire with fire.

  14. JONATHAN DIXON

    July 14, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    These are my sentiments exactly. Are these board members compromised? Did someone get to one or more of them? Also, we don’t know the details of what someone told John Carpay, but I trust his judgment. If he felt justified in hiring a private detective because of what he’d been told, then I trust that the allegations were serious enough to warrant an investigation.

  15. K

    July 14, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Good man right here. He had to fight dirty, the people he’s fighting are dirty to the core.

  16. Andrew

    July 14, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    He will be missed in that role for sure. I don’t think his contributions to Alberta are done though.

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LETTER: Minimum wage discussions are often multi-faceted

I would love to see the take-home pay issue receive far more media attention than it does, because it’s our take-home pay that pays the bills, not what we earn.

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Thank you for your article on this perpetually divisive subject, and I appreciate the care you took to present a balanced view from both sides.

An adjunct to this discussion is earned pay vs take-home pay. The spread between the two has steadily increased over the past couple of decades, which is (in large part) why many request higher wages.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s often the government that gets the bigger proportionate raise than the employee, via payroll taxes.

When yearly increasing income tax, CPP, and EI amounts are deducted from the earned pay, any modest pay increase does little to improve a person’s actual paycheque.

From the employer’s perspective, they match CPP contributions 50/50, pay the higher proportion of EI deductions at 60/40, and pay 100% of the workers’ compensation premiums. And since these amounts are based on gross and not net pay, the hit to a company’s payroll budget directly impacts their financial ability to hire.

I would love to see the take-home pay issue receive far more media attention than it does, because it’s our take-home pay that pays the bills, not what we earn.

Rick Morse
Berwick, NS

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LETTER: Mavericks leaving some out of conservative umbrella

A party that, at its core, is supposed to be about providing a voice to the West, needs to embrace all Western ideals, including pro-life values and pro-traditional marriage values.

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RE: Maverick party releases its election platform

As a supporter of the Mavericks, I have been eagerly awaiting their platform. While their very broad and extensive economic platform is a breath of fresh air, their social policies are not. 

A party that, at its core, is supposed to be about providing a voice to the West, needs to embrace all Western ideals, including pro-life values and pro-traditional marriage values. 

One can argue the party should not take sides, but that defeats the purpose of being a voice for the West. However, the platform not only does not embrace social conservativism, but it actively bars social conservatives from expressing a voice, or introducing legislation to support traditional marriage or restrict abortion. 

We don’t need another party telling the West what it should think or feel or believe, and we don’t need yet another top-down party. The Mavericks have not shown either the temerity or the confidence to embrace the values necessary for sustained electoral success. 

I wanted to vote for them, but unless they permit MPs to have a voice in Ottawa, it’s a hard pass for me. 

Sean Ollech
Prince George, BC

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LETTER: Mike Nickel gets down to the brass tax for Edmonton

“No manager ever cleared your streets of snow or fixed your sidewalk.”

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In October, Edmontonians will choose a new mayor. There are 10 candidates now. Most names are unknown to me. Three that aren’t, are Michael Oshry, Amarjeet Sohi and Mike Nickel. 

I listened to Oshry’s announcement and his answer to why he was running. I didn’t hear a response that really answered the question. He is running because he has a business background and has been on council for four years. Not good enough for me to vote for him

Amarjeet Sohi was on council for 12 years. I can’t support a civic politician who abandoned the city and now wants to return to the civic fold. We don’t need a mayor who aided uncontrolled federal spending on things that appeal to so-call progressives, but which ignore the real challenges facing working Edmontonians.

Mike Nickel has been a thorn in the side of city council and city management. That makes me take him seriously. Who else has consistently raised issues about where we are spending civic tax dollars? He is aware of the social issues we face such as homelessness, but knows what we have been doing so far hasn’t worked. His approach is worth looking at. He has also asked why we have cut front line workers and added managers. No manager ever cleared your streets of snow or fixed your sidewalk. Bicycle lanes have also been something Nickel has railed against. I have no problem with bike lanes, but object to a lack of consultation and a true cost-benefit analysis. 

Terence Harding
Edmonton, AB

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