Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC thinks “Prairie Premier ignorant of the rules.” – April 22, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC thinks “Prairie Premier ignorant of the rules.” – April 22, 2011

Dear Editor, Premier Brad Wall does not understand how parliamentary democracy works. So let me make it easy.  A government must retain the confidence of a majority of Members of Parliament sitting in the House of Commons. Mr. Harper has a third chance at winning a majority May 2nd. If he fails and cannot find […]

Letter to the Editor – Mr. Eugene Parks of Victoria BC – A Vote for Mr. Harper A Vote to End our Parliamentary System? – April 16, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Mr. Eugene Parks of Victoria BC – A Vote for Mr. Harper A Vote to End our Parliamentary System? – April 16, 2011

Dear Editor, Is trashing democracy ok? Mr. Harper has abused every watchdog, every potential oversight, every attempt (from others) at making government transparent. He has refused to report to parliament and grossly misstates activities and budgets when he does. . He has prorogued parliament to avoid accountability. Those are facts. Doesn’t a vote for more […]

Letter to the Editor – Lawrence Kazdan of Vancouver BC – Harper Chicken to Debate Ignatieff – April 1, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Lawrence Kazdan of Vancouver BC – Harper Chicken to Debate Ignatieff – April 1, 2011

Dear Editor, Re:  Why won’t Harper take Ignatieff on in head-to-head debate?STEVEN CHASE, BILL CURRY AND JANE TABER, Thursday, March 31, 2011 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/why-wont-harper-take-ignatieff-on-in-head-to-head-debate/article1965334/  Was Harper being truthful when he said he would debate Ignatieff one-on-one?  Gilles Duceppe has already called him a liar when Harper said there was no plan in 2004 to build a […]

Letter to the Editor – Mr. Eugene Parks of Victoria BC on Nuclear Safety and the Harper Government – March 30, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Mr. Eugene Parks of Victoria BC on Nuclear Safety and the Harper Government – March 30, 2011

Dear Editor, What does the nuclear crises in Japan, Chernobyl and our federal election have in common? Mr. Harper’s administration has been responsible for Canada’s Chalk river nuclear facility, which had two Maple reactors that were unstable during normal operation plus a fifty year old reactor that was 20 years beyond its expected lifespan. During […]

Letter to the Editor by DJ Skinner of Victoria BC – Border Management and Canadian Autonomy – March 23, 2011

Letter to the Editor by DJ Skinner of Victoria BC – Border Management and Canadian Autonomy – March 23, 2011

Victoria BC – Mr. D.J. Skinner of Victoria, British Columbia wants Canadians to participate in the Government’s Beyond Border Working Group.   Here is his Letter to the Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to provide input regarding the proposed border management Plan. There are many aspects of border management that can be improved. 1. […]

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan Not Happy with the F-35 – March 13, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan Not Happy with the F-35 – March 13, 2011

Dear Editor Re:  PM comes to defence of attack aircraft, Terry Pender,  Mar 12 2011 http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/500718–pm-comes-to-defence-of-attack-aircraft The F-35 purchase will no doubt create high-tech jobs, but so would many other government expenditures totaling between $16 to $30 billion.  But why are we spending this enormous sum through an untendered contract for these particular planes? The […]

Letter to the Editor Brian Marlatt – Objects to Government of Canada Being Referred to as Harper Government – March 9, 2011

Letter to the Editor Brian Marlatt – Objects to Government of Canada Being Referred to as Harper Government – March 9, 2011

Dear Editor, The recent disingenuous response by Dimitri Soudas, director of communications in Stephen Harper’s PMO, to public outrage concerning the replacement on government documents of “The Government of Canada” by “The Harper Government” is self-serving partisan politics, an abuse of the term. Within parliament the government is the prime minister and cabinet. That is […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Marlatt of White Rock British Columbia on the F 35 – February 28, 2011

Letter to the Editor –  Brian Marlatt of White Rock British Columbia on the F 35 – February 28, 2011

Dear Editor, Why should Canada bail out the F-35 Money Pit? Of little use in Canada’s airspace, the F-35 is described by US aerospace analysts as “too big to fail”.  In January, US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said the F-35B  “should be cancelled” if the costly delays of the main variant are not corrected […]

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