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LETTER: Further delay of Fair Deal report unacceptable

There is clearly a huge disconnect with what Kenney said in November, namely, that what was required was “bold action, urgently completed” and “now”!

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Re: The “Fair Deal” panel report belongs to Albertans, not to Mr. Kenney

Last year Premier Kenney expressed urgency with respect to addressing the unfairness of Alberta’s place in confederation. In November 2019, standing behind a lectern emblazoned with the slogan, “A Fair Deal Now”, Kenney declared in his speech at the Manning Center that what was needed was “bold action, urgently completed”. 

The Fair Deal Panel was to produce its report to the premier by March 31. The deadline was then extended until April 21, but the final report was not submitted until May. Now, to further delay matters, a news release from the province advised that the report and the government’s response would not be released to the public until “the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over.”

In the news release, Premier Kenney said, “I look forward to giving this report and its recommendations the proper attention it deserves once we have safely started to implement our relaunch strategy”. 

There is clearly a huge disconnect with what Kenney said in November, namely, that what was required was “bold action, urgently completed” and “now”!  “Now” appears to have taken on a whole new meaning. I find insulting the implication that Albertans can’t  walk and chew gum at the same time.

Any further delay of the release of the report is unacceptable.

Ron Voss
Cochrane, Alberta

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LETTER: Stand against hate speech from BLM

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RE: MORGAN: Let’s call BLM for what it is. A hate group

Thank God for [Cory Morgan’s] perfectly worded article on this disgusting and vile Abdulhakim Dalel and the BLM movement. Please please do not let your words die out. 

In this day of cancel culture we the right need to cancel out the hate speech of the left as vigorously as they are trying to cancel out our lives and beliefs.  We must take a stand!

What they have just said about poor officer Harnett be our last straw. 

Please do everything in your literary power to cancel out this culture of hate toward our values. 

We must take a stand now!

Tina Roulston
Spruce Grove, AB

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LETTER: Time to end lockdown

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The provincial mask mandate states several reasons for exemption to the mandate, and yet many businesses (which if on private property is their right to enforce) are not honoring the mandate as it’s written.  I guess it shows that this lockdown is the result of widespread fear, fear of a virus that is no more dangerous than a bad flu.  

Another point of contention for me is the arguments against lockdown by thousands of doctors internationally are given zero consideration.  One might also direct attention to the splendid results from months of mask mandates and various restrictions: numbers are still ‘high’ – no doubt directly linked to false positives from molecular testing.  

Hospitals are not overrun, never have been during this (and it is normal in bad flu seasons for hospitals to become strained).  It is time enjoy freedom and liberty, and to ‘stand on guard for thee’!

Eric Moore 
Sherwood Park, AB

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LETTER: UCP snowbirds show lockdown isn’t necessary by their own actions

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Kudos to the press for calling out Kenney’s sun-seeking henchmen, but why do these officials continue to brazenly disregard their own orders? 

 If Allard believed the health crisis rhetoric coming from her colleagues, she would have skipped her Christmas Luau, swapped her sun hat for a mask and reached for the sanitizer instead of a martini.

With all their intel, you would think these bureaucrats would sequester themselves to escape this virulent disease that is the supposed culprit of so much chaos and misery.  Yet, the ones with all the information are the ones admitting, by their actions, that their information, the information they shove down our throats every day, is unequivocally false. 

Katrina Kitchen
Cochrane, AB


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