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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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  1. The Real Kevin

    October 25, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    The most important thing to remember, is that your personal goodness has been weaponized. By them. Against you. You have to start suppressing your natural urge to extend the benefit of the doubt. You have to suppress your natural urge to assume “good intentions”.

    When you see someone stuck in the snow, suppress your urge to simply start helping; instead, ask “how did you vote last election”.

    We told them they would not like the new rules they were forcing on everyone. But if we want to win, we have to play by the rules as they stand on the field; not the rules we wish existed. They wanted everything to be political; so make sure that EVERYTHING, is political.

  2. Eldon

    October 24, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Calgary will live to regret the bringing of this NWO/WEF leftist to power. This once great city will go the way of all cities ran by the left. Its downward spiral has been going on for years now. And will only accelerate from here on.

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LETTER: Message to parents of children 12 and under regarding COVID-19 Vaccines in BC

Do you believe your child is mature enough to offer qualified informed consent?

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School-aged children are now legally allowed to consent to a Covid vaccine. This became official in BC in May 2021 when Dr. Bonnie Henry invoked the Infants Act, Section 7, which states the government can provide medical treatment if the child consents. It is called “mature minor consent.”

A child is not allowed to drink, drive, vote, or be at home alone. Do you believe your child is “mature” enough, intellectually and emotionally prepared, to offer qualified informed consent as a “mature minor” – a decision that can affect the rest of their lives?

Tsiporah Grignon

Gabriola, BC


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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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