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Reader says anti-immigration posters in Forest Lawn a complex issue

Reader says anti-immigration posters in Forest Lawn a complex issue

Dear Editor;

I just finished live interview for OMNI TV for the reasons of these kinds of behaviours to emerge. The most obvious reason is we [immigrants] are highly populated in the Forest Lawn. Continue Reading

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Morinville reader accuses Education Minister Dave Hancock of breaking promises

Morinville reader accuses Education Minister Dave Hancock of breaking promises

Dear Minister Hancock;

First of all, I must state that I am outraged about this ongoing issue in Morinville. The fact that this has gone on so long is beyond my comprehension. We were told repeatedly by yourself and your staff that we needed to be patient, and that a solution would be in place by September. Continue Reading

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Reader thinks Canada should not be involved in Libyan conflict

Reader thinks Canada should not be involved in Libyan conflict

Dear Editor;

Canada is considering loaning millions to the National Transitional Council in Benghazi Libya. And Gadhafi is considered the ‘madman’? Continue Reading

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Reader condemns Canada’s role in attacks on Libya

Reader condemns Canada’s role in attacks on Libya

Dear Editor;

Mr. Harper, Mr. Rae, Mr Layton–I understand that there will be a vote in Parliament today to ‘extend the mission’ in Libya. Continue Reading

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PC leadership candidate supports public inquiry into Alberta healthcare system

PC leadership candidate supports public inquiry into Alberta healthcare system

Dear Editor;

Submitted by Doug Griffiths, MLA for Battle River-Wainwright, candidate for Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leader

I am aware of the memo by Stephen Duckett. I am aware of the allegations that have since been made by some individuals regarding having personally witnessed queue jumping in our healthcare system. Continue Reading

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Beacon reader lambasts Sun News for “sensationalist” interview with Canadian dance legend Margie Gillis

Beacon reader lambasts Sun News for “sensationalist” interview with Canadian dance legend Margie Gillis

Margie Gillis in 2003. Photo: Michael Slobidian courtesy of ArtsAlive.ca

Dear Editor;

Submitted by Louis Laberge-Côté

If by attacking dance artist Margie Gillis on the Canada Live show aired on June 1st, Krista Erickson, anchorwoman for the Sun News Network, intended to publicly insult a well-respected artist on a sensationalist broadcast news channel, she certainly achieved her goal. Continue Reading

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If Ignatieff / Layton form a coalition separatism will flourish in the West

If Ignatieff / Layton form a coalition separatism will flourish in the West

Dear Editor;

The Progressive Group for Independent Business (PGIB), Calgary’s largest and Western Canada’s fastest growing business and taxpayer organization is warning Michael Ignatieff and Jack Layton to honour their previous commitments and respect the wishes of Canadians if May 2 results in another Conservative Party minority. Continue Reading

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Readers shocked by Conservative campaign worker’s removal of ballot box in Guelph

Readers shocked by Conservative campaign worker’s removal of ballot box in Guelph

Dear Editor;

I caught an unusual news story on the internet the other day about a campaign worker making an outright attempt to remove a ballot box from a local polling station. Right away I tried to recall which third world country was sham-voting that particular day. To my utter shock and surprise this third world vote was actually taking place at the University of Guelph in the heart of Ontario and the campaign worker was employed by the local Conservative federal candidate. Continue Reading

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Reader wants to know why Canada’s richest province has the lowest minimum wage

Reader wants to know why Canada’s richest province has the lowest minimum wage

Dear Editor;

As many of you know, BC committed to raising its minimum wage incrementally over the next 14 months – leaving Alberta committed to the lowest minimum wage in the country.   By May 2011, British Columbians will be ensured a minimum wage of $10.25; without further action, Alberta’s will remain at $8.80, which amounts to $3.45 less than a Living Wage. Continue Reading

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Reader asks, What’s Canada’s exit strategy for Libya?

Reader asks, What’s Canada’s exit strategy for Libya?

Dear Editor;

Defence Minister MacKay uses the term “evolving” as Canada’s second foreign war grows in intensity. There is no agreement on command structure, on whether or not there will be on the ground combat and no exit strategy. Neither is the nature of those being supported to replace Ghadafi known. Continue Reading

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