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Sep 042012

Re: Alberta clashes with BC Premier

from CalgarySandy

I have thought about this for a while, thinking at first that BC should get something out of this dangerous pipeline being driven through multiple mountain ranges and protected lands. A share in the profit from Alberta goes against the constitution. Resources belong to the province not the the whole country, though the Federal Government has tried to over turn this around in order to grab the income from the provinces.


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Aug 272012

I hope Mulcair wins.

From: Anita Romaniuk

I agree wholeheartedly with this article. I voted for Thomas Mulcair first and Nathan Cullen second. If Mulcair was that hard to get along with, why do over 40 MP's support him, including supporters from BC, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada.

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Jul 272012

Reader doesn't like term "Harperite".

From: Carol Crocker, Brampton, ON

Ever hear of getting more attraction with honey? I agree with most of what you write, but, I don't like seeing the government called "Harperite" Cabinet. I think it takes away from the seriousness of the issues. Just my 2 cents worth.

All the best,



Jul 242012

Banking industry has failed citizens in many ways.

From: Lorraine Bell

I have long been an advocate of the Co-operative movement. I also believe that many Canadians would be receptive to strengthen this movement when they become aware of its advantages.

The banking industry has failed citizens in so many ways. Witness the mess the financial system is in at this time. Not only have the perpetrators not been bought to justice, but all evidence suggests that we may be looking at another crisis. This must stop. Our hard-earned monies should not be subject to the whims of a group who take advantage of loopholes in our laws. It is always the honest workers who bear the brunt of the lawlessness of Big Business.

I look forward to seeing a much stronger Co-operative movement. It is the only way working people have to protect their finances.

Jun 062012

And most of the tawdriness was on the American side.

From: Rodney Dickinson

Re: Dennis Gruending's article Harperites glorify the War of 1812 to promote militarism to a peaceful nation.

There may be some truth in Dennis Gruending's and others' claims that the Harper Government may wish to use the War of 1812 to prepare the way for some new militaristic ventures. Canada's modern military history had resolved itself into United Nations peacekeeping until a little more than ten years ago, and would that that was still our military role. But a combination of United States pressure, to which our Governments often succumb (and I admit I am at a loss always to discover the way to plausibly resist those pressures), and a military naivete that the Conservative, gun-loving mind often exhibits, shifted that peace-keeping tradition to one of active involvement in far-away conflicts.

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May 232012

1812 — the most embarrassing war.

From: B Ross Ashley

This is funny. The Harperites have perhaps forgotten that the other side in that war was their friends the Americans?

My choir, Common Thread, are singing one tune this year that mentions the 1812 – 1815 war in another context, Terry Tufts' "Never No More": We faltered not at Crysler's Farm, held ground at Lundy's Lane; with might and pluck bold vict'ry struck on the shores of Chateauguay; And now they think we have no fight, No pride, no hope, no shame: Never no more, never no more, Never no more, again.

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Mar 202012

Caller said, "Vote Liberal", in NDP riding.

From: bustard, Edmonton

Early on election day we received a call from Edmonton Alberta area code. He asked who I was voting for and I told him its personal, then he told me "If you dont want Steven Harper for prime minister you better vote for the NDP"! Our riding is Esquimalt-Jaun dFuca. Here it was very close PC-Lib riding before… I thought for some reason he wanted me to vote NDP so the Libs would lose a vote. Only thing was the phone campaign worked to well as the NDP got in… but very close. The Libs were all but wiped out. I think the same phone campaign probably went on in Quebec and other areas where Lib-PC's were close previously.