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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 19 August 2018 - 7:51am

To The Editor:

Recently FortisBC made a public statement that they would not be increasing the price of electricity in 2018, because they cared about their customers. Let's judge that statement on its merits.

Why, we must ask, is the Company currently before the BC Utilities Commission asking for an increase in the Basic Charge from $16.05 to $18.70 per ...

by Letters to the editor on 14 August 2018 - 11:45am

To The Editor:

I don’t know if lowering the bar on carbon emissions is a Canadian thing; like being polite – we don’t want to hurt feelings or loose our competitive edge.  If we look at the sad case of Sweden, who in 1991 introduced a carbon tax of $44 (Can.) per tonne and is now over $200(Can.) per tonne, we can see the consequences.  During that time their...

by Letters to the editor on 31 July 2018 - 6:51pm

To The Editor:

The Honourable Marc Garneau, MP
Minister of Transport
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Garneau:

Recently, Greyhound Canada, a private extra-provincial bus company, announced that they would no longer provide service to most of British Columbia.

For rural...

by Letters to the editor on 25 July 2018 - 8:20pm

To The Editor:

On July 17, I went to hear Wendy Holm - an award-winning Canadian Agrologist, columnist, and editor of the book Damming the Peace: The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam - speak about why the world should do everything possible to stop the construction of this...

by Letters to the editor on 19 July 2018 - 7:32pm

To The Editor:

Each year, I, like many, dread the summer. How will the fire season be this year? How many will die in heat waves? Will my friends, family and community be safe?

With each year becoming hotter, and more heat related fires and deaths, shouldn't we be investing in clean technology instead of pipelines and fracked gas? 


by Letters to the editor on 13 July 2018 - 7:07am

To The Editor:

With a focus on British Columbia and the issues of electoral reform and climate policy, I see potential for a meaningful relationship.  I admit I’m looking for ‘good news’ scenarios.  It has really bothered me to see contradictory government statements and actions that, on one hand, advocate for a climate change strategy while also supporting...

by Letters to the editor on 11 July 2018 - 9:06am

Electoral Reform : My Personal Fact Check #1

Having read through the selection of ‘news and reports’ on the nobcprorep website, there are a few claims that lack support: one is that proportional representation will lead to a string of minority governments along with economic...

by Letters to the editor on 10 July 2018 - 5:02pm

To The Editor:

One of the things that first attracted me to proportional representation, PR, apart from the fact that it just made sense, is that it is supported by people across the political spectrum. At my first PR meeting in 2004, I sat next to someone from the Canadian Rate Payer's Federation and Andrew Coyne was the highly entertaining keynote speaker. PR...

by Letters to the editor on 24 June 2018 - 8:23pm

To The Editor:

July 1, Canada Day, is a good day to reflect on what it is to be Canadian. For me, being Canadian means being part of a diverse society of people, languages and of course, food. We share a love of nature, and are proud of our universal healthcare.

We pride ourselves on being tolerant...

by Letters to the editor on 19 June 2018 - 7:51pm

To The Editor:

I (recently) read through the 7 page Executive Summary and Recommendations from the Attorney General’s Report on the electoral reform referendum.  The 4 guiding principles seem easy to accept: local representation, proportionality, simplicity and no significant change in the size of the Legislature.

What I found interesting is that all 3...