To the Editor:

Among the dog’s breakfast of facts in a recent letter (‘Do you Identify with your province, or your country first?’ January 8), two stood out. The average Albertan’s after-tax income is 33% higher than that of his fellow-Canadians, and Alberta has no provincial sales tax.

The author thinks these are bad things. I don’t. He seems to have forgotten that the function of taxes is to help government provide essential services and protections, not to reduce

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To the Editor;

A correspondent to the Capital recently questioned why I don’t cover the shortcomings of Premier Kenny and the UCP.

I don’t because I thought that was his area of expertise as he frequently lists the errors, real or imagined of the present AB government. I admire Premier Kenny because he left the Federal government where he could have become leader of the Conservative Party and probably PM, to return to AB to rescue us from the NDP. He faced the daunting task of runnin

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The NRA stands for the National Rifle Association, a gun lobby that promotes the sale of all kinds of guns, especially military-style ones like the AK-47, M-16, M-17, etc and extended magazines/clips for semi-automatic weapons, and it promotes these sales through fear and through myths.

Last week an individual wrote a letter condemning Trudeau (I am in favour of criticizing any politician who cons us, who “gaslights” us, and who deliberately misinforms us with propaganda), but I prof

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To the Editor;

Fifty years ago this December my Father died. My Dad was interested in almost everything, he was much more outgoing and sociable than me and most people seemed to like him. Being an insecure teenager and young man I did not appreciate his good points and concentrated on his few faults. One of the most vivid memories I have of Dad was us watching the moon landing and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon and his famous words “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.&r

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