Commentary

Member of Parliament Richard Cannings
by Dick Cannings MP on Mar 27 2017 - 9:01am

As I discussed in my last column, the federal government had an opportunity in last week’s budget to finally start closing the growing income inequality gap in Canada. But, unfortunately the Liberals chose tax breaks for wealthy Canadians and giveaways to large corporations over helping the unemployed, veterans, and Indigenous children.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Don't break my heart Justin

Letter: Don't break my heart Justin

An open Valentine to Justin Trudeau:

Dear Justin:

Please don't break my heart. You promised to reform Canada's voting system so that our votes would be fairly represented. A promise is a promise and there is nothing dearer to my heart that democracy. 

If you break this promise you will break my heart and I promise you that my broken heart will remain open to every possible way to ensure your party is defeated next election.

With Love (for fair Democratic representation),

Letter: Snow Removal in Nelson

Letter: Snow Removal in Nelson

To The Editor:

I happened to be in downtown Nelson recently and appreciated the huge job the City still has to do.  At the same time, I appreciate why so many people are walking on the roads – many sidewalks continue to be impassible. 

Many local residents missed the boat in not clearing successive snow falls ; but choosing to wait until the task seems impossible.

Letter: Left at the voting alter by the Prime Minister

Letter: Left at the voting alter by the Prime Minister

To The Editor:

The Liberal Government under Justin Trudeau has chosen to abandon its commitment to reform our voting system. This is something that the Canadian voting public should not take laying down.

Our voting system stands at the core of our democratic process and represents our most fundamental democratic right. Our current "first past the post" voting system is outdated and does not reflect the wishes of the voting public.

Letter: City of Nelson please re-think new garbage rules

Letter: City of Nelson please re-think new garbage rules

To The Editor:

I am a person with a physical disability who is writing to voice my displeasure over the new garbage rules. 

These new garbage rules are whack. I understand less weight, but I am a person with a physical disability, who thankfully has nice neigbours who are willing to put out my garbage and recycling out on the morning of garbage day.

Letter: Thumbs down on City of Nelson new garbage plan

Letter: Thumbs down on City of Nelson new garbage plan

To The Editor:

I cannot believe the new system that City Hall has instituted now with garbage pick up.

First garbage was included with my taxes and then the city decides to charge as they think that the service is not paying for itself. No proof was ever given of such a monetary loss. Now the new mode is to leave your garbage in a bag by the curb or lane way. Butt do not put it in a can!!!!! 

Letter: Come on in – the water is fine

Letter: Come on in – the water is fine

To The Editor:

Where is BC’s leadership on climate change? Moving first can be risky. Doubt says leaping into the clean energy economy is like coming to the edge of a mountain pool and you cry “Lets jump in!” everybody responds “Great idea!”, so you bound into the air and just before landing in the water you turn and see that nobody has followed. 

Letter: Take Off Blinders Because Wolf Is At The Door

Letter: Take Off Blinders Because Wolf Is At The Door

To The Editor:

Climate science makes rapid advancements while many national policies move backwards. Tragically, we have already entered the rapidly increasing phase of climate change, in which impacts increase nonlinearly. Until recently, we have been protected by the inherent strength of the environment: it can withstand a lot of punishment before it begins to degrade. Now, impacts are happening faster than projected. A clear indication of this underestimation is that Antarctica has begun to lose ice a hundred years ahead of schedule.

Letter: New Year, same fight against climate change

Letter: New Year, same fight against climate change

To The Editor:

The year 2016 looks to go down as the warmest year on record. However the New Year brings reasons for optimism.

A new public opinion research survey of Canadians conducted by Abacus Data, shows 70% support a transition from fossil fuel reliance as quickly as possible, including half in Alberta, to cleaner, lower-carbon sources of energy.

Letter: Is Nelson Hydro a Stealth Tax?

Letter: Is Nelson Hydro a Stealth Tax?

To The Editor:

Letter: All I want for Christmas is Proportional Representation

What's your special present under your Christmas Tree?

To The Editor:

A Christmas poem to all the Liberal MPs in Canada.

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