Edmonton has requested $72.6 million from the feds and more monies from the province to help with affordable housing. I hope they get turned down because the city has committed $110 million for bicycle lanes. What a stupid idea. What is more important, housing or bicycle lanes? There isn’t enough money for both. The city has mismanaged tax funds here and its priorities are backward. It is time our city started managing the city first without funding all of council members’ social agendas.

Earl Legate

(That $100M is going to haunt city council for a while.)

Appointment fails smell test

David Johnston should have declined Trudeau’s offer to be rapporteur looking into China’s interference in Canadian elections. This does not only involve the last two federal elections, but also the Ontario provincial election and the last municipal election in Vancouver. Johnston has had a close relationship with the Trudeau family going back years. The families even had cottages next to each other. Johnston is also a member of the Trudeau Foundation. Although appointed by Harper, Johnston supported the Liberal Party. He made a number of trips to China, both as University Head and Governor General. His three daughters attended universities in China. Johnston has met with China Leader Xi who called him a great friend of the Chinese people. In view of the foregoing it is difficult to see how Johnston is not compromised as a rapporteur and can act in a non-partisan manner. There are lots of questions about his appointment by both the official opposition and media outlets not controlled by Trudeau.

Larry Comeau

(No friend could ever be impartial here.)

Why year-round hunting?

It is mind-boggling to read all the reasons for big-game hunting here in Alberta. Can anyone tell me what on earth someone does with a bighorn sheep once it has been shot? Does all of the animal get used? Does the head get mounted on a wall? Is it just the thrill of the hunt? I’ve never understood the mindset of taking the life of such a beautiful animal, or the hunting of any animal for that matter. To extend the hunting season to a full year is beyond belief. Perhaps the UCP could give this a second thought? To say that the hunters may have ‘the hunt of a lifetime’ is nauseating.


(You like kale though, right?)

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