Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Not my country anymore

My country is no longer mine.  A political party that I can’t even vote for HOLDS THE BALANCE OF POWER for my country. A political party that does not want to be in my country HOLDS THE BALANCE OF POWER.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - Full Story

I’m ashamed of the power mongering coalition politicians

Yes, this is truly sad that intelligent people cannot talk and solve and resolve our national problems collaboratively.  The bottom line is… as a Canadian…I’m ashamed of the power mongering coalition politicians.  Don’t they realize that this is a tough time for all Canadians and they are acting like a pack of coyotes….making things more difficult for all Canadians in today’s fragile environment.  Shame on them.  Canadians will see through this.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - Full Story

Please put the country first

Dear Governor General,

I urge you to read the following newspaper articles before making any decisions in our current governmental crisis.  It is nothing less than the future of our great nation that is at stake.  Please put the country first.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - Full Story

Coup -from an inside/outside perspective

I’m from Ottawa but work and live in Thailand. The majority of Thai’s were embarrassed by this past week’s antics by those seeking to overthrow the Thai Prime Minister. The protesters goal was to remove the prime minister with strong-arm tactics (taking over airports).

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - Full Story

A disgraceful and cowardly action

Mr. Prime Minister,

The recent push for a coalition government by the NDP, Liberals and Bloc to topple the rightfully and democratically elected conservative government, is both disgraceful and cowardly. The leaders of the three parties responsible for this attempted coup have no honor and don’t understand the meaning of the words; duty, honor, loyalty, service, and respect.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - Full Story

Improving Parliament

Canada could sure use a minister of defence with General Rick Hillier’s expertise.  But under our current system of governance, Stephen Harper must pick his defence minister from the ranks of elected MPs even if none of them is qualified for the position.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - Full Story

Unfair family law reform

What Ontario Attorney-General Chris Bentley proposes is to give the courts the right to impose a restraining order which “will be accessible in an emergency from a family judge without the other party being there.” The court then has the further right to “prosecute restraining-order breaches under the Criminal Code.” Finally: “Anyone applying for custody or access to a child will be required to complete a sworn statement, including how he or she proposes to care for the child.”

By News on the Net - Monday, December 1, 2008 - Full Story

Non-Confidence Vote

Attention: Prime minister and Opposition Leaders;
Stephen Harper, Conservatives
Ste’phane Dion, Liberals
Jack Layton, NDP
Gilles Duceppe, Bloc Quebecois

Dear Honourable members:

The election was just carried out and the people have made their choice. This is no time to blow another 300+ million on an unnecessary election, are you crazy?

By News on the Net - Monday, December 1, 2008 - Full Story

Do we really want ‘banana republic"status?

Just when Canadians thought they were through yet another federal election and had democratically elected the government of their choice an irresponsible and power mad opposition (a good description would be Junta) come up with a suprise Christmas present to oust the Conservatives and undemocratically seize power.

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

November Blues

NOVEMBER CHILL

October’s blushing days are gone
November’s misting all around
the trees take on a wintry pallor
as their leaves wither on the
ground

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 30, 2008 - Full Story

Liberal NDP Merger

A coalition of the Liberals and NDP with tacit support of the Bloc just hit the news.It will retread Broadbent and Cretien as power brokers who will spoon feed Ignatief a daily dish of liberal-socialism to Canadians. Why is the Canadian Press among other venues so delighted.

This will be a disaster. We need a strong Conservative government that will concentrate on fiscal responsibility and personal responsibility of all Canadians to reject liberal socialism and build a nation that will uphold personal integrity and private enterprise.

By News on the Net - Friday, November 28, 2008 - Full Story

MISSING WINTER

Snow banks shining in the cold
sunlight
frosty noses glowing in the chill
the laughter of children throwing
snowballs

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Full Story

Stupid Laws

You can get a drivers license at 16, yet you can’t legally buy alcoholic beverages until you are 19. But the law says that you are an adult at 18.

Seeing that we have a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, where do these laws creating first and second class citizens come from? Whether the age of majority is set at 18, 21 or 30 makes no difference, the fact is an adult is an adult, period, and there should be no ifs-ands-or buts.

These stupid laws would never stand up if challenged in the Supreme Court.

By News on the Net - Saturday, November 22, 2008 - Full Story

Changing Houses

Jim Flaherty is on the right track in shedding government property. But why stop at selling piddling things like the CN Tower? Let’s auction off every federal building in Ottawa and move the government holus-bolus to spanking new quarters in Winnipeg.

By News on the Net - Friday, November 21, 2008 - Full Story

Auto Bailout

The auto industry is too important to be allowed to bottom out. However, the bailout should carry two conditions:  The federal and contributing provincial governments should become major, but not majority, shareholders,  and the entire top management of the “Big Three” should be replaced by Japanese auto executives.

By News on the Net - Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Full Story

North American Auto Manufacturers have been dominated by unions for decades

To date I have not heard anything constructive coming from the demised ‘auto’ industry that I as a taxpayer feel I can support.

The North American Auto Manufacturers have been dominated by unions for decades and my exposure to these unions, through Buzz Hargrove,  is limited but suffice to know that unions of large industries are very powerful and well funded.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - Full Story

The U.S. is not even your friggin country!

The U.S. is not even your friggin country! You have no standing. I would say the same to the those on the other side who write all those stories about the ‘rest of the world’ favouring Obama for McCain by 4-1. Who cares? That’s favouring with an ‘ou’ by the way.

By News on the Net - Thursday, November 13, 2008 - Full Story

CBC: Pleae stop bullying Falun Gong!

I just finished watching the report broadcasted by CBC: Malaise dans le Chinatown/Enquete and what an appalling report that was!  I almost couldn’t believe my eyes that our very own CBC, which is supposed to be a decent national broadcaster, would produce something as derogatory as this.  Let me explain—the eerie music, weird camera angles, except for Mr. Crescent Chau of La Presse Chinoise and all his friends, all the other characters in the program were portrayed as secretive and strange, and the most demonized group, of course, was Falun Gong.  What I can’t understand is how could CBC manipulate such a report and present this as factual information to its Canadian audience.  After all the Falun Gong is a well known and well-respected spiritual group across the world, except for China where its followers are tortured and even killed for their belief.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - Full Story

Parents and children have rights too

It was inevitable and predictable. There are just too many responsible parents in this province to “roll over” like the B.C. Government Ministry of Education did in captitulating to the demands of well known homosexual activists Murray and Peter Corren. The secret legal agreement between the B.C. Government and the Corren’s giving them unprecedenteed control and influence over the province’s education curriculum was done without proper discussion, consensus or scrutiny.

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 9, 2008 - Full Story

Jaw Jaw vs war War

As if a stricken economy, a crumbling infrastructure and a health-care mess weren’t enough problems awaiting Barrack Obama’s attention when he becomes president, there are also the two 600 pound gorillas,  AKA Iraq and Afghanistan, waiting for him in the Oval Office,  And how he handles Afghanistan will have a major effect on Canada’s military presence in that Asian quagmire. John McCain sneered at Obama’s promise to talk with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, but it was Israeli General Moshe Dayan who said: “If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” 

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 9, 2008 - Full Story