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Letters to the Editor

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 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...

by Letters to the editor on 14 June 2018 - 8:21pm

To The Editor:

In my May 27th opinion column published on, I referred to a record monthly average CO2 level being reached in Earth’s atmosphere in April.

I would like to inform your readers that carbon dioxide levels...

by Letters to the editor on 11 June 2018 - 1:43pm

Canadian democracy is not a matter of fairness. Since European invasion, Canada has had 200 years of colonial autocracy, then 50 years of elections without votes for women, and an additional 50 years without votes for Indigenous people. In every form democracy has taken since Confederation, it has been used to defend the interests of capital – the ultra-rich – over that of Indigenous people...

by Letters to the editor on 11 June 2018 - 8:12am

To the Editor:

The reaction from electoral reform opponents to last week's report by Attorney General David Eby was as swift as predictable: “The deck is stacked!” and “it's too complicated!” But is that really true? We find it normal that governments make many important decisions without holding a referendum, but now that we, the voters get to make the...