Remember in the last provincial election when Premier Danielle Smith and Co. were making all kinds of promises regarding fixing our broken health-care system? It sure isn’t fixed, or even in the triage area of things to be done.
Money is still being flushed down the drain (our lab service fiasco — how many misspent millions?)
I have waited five months to have an appointment with an ophthalmologist to be told I have cataracts, which I already knew — that is why I went in the first place. Now I get to wait another year to have the surgery. I am a working senior who can’t see properly.
Why does the government put restrictions on the amount of these surgeries that can be performed in a year? You have an aging population and some of us are still working and contributing to the coffers.
Now Smith wants us to let her manage our pensions? I wouldn’t let her organize my grocery list.
Susan Terborg, Calgary
Alberta government policies are baffling
The Alberta government’s plan to withdraw Albertans from the CPP, the world’s best-performing pension fund, bewilders me.
The government’s reopening of applications for coal mines in mountain headwaters, our most vulnerable landscapes, confounds me. Its continued war with doctors, nurses and other health-care providers, who we depend upon for our lives, dumbfounds me. The ban on wind and solar power projects, that bring prosperity to our economy, perplexes me. The UCP’s general unwillingness to govern, after fighting so hard to get into power, flummoxes me.
The Alberta government’s success in gaslighting its own citizens flabbergasts me.
Richard Quinlan, Lethbridge
Elitist commentary is unwelcome
Re: City council takes Trudeau’s housing bait, Opinion, Oct. 5
The argument of this column is basically that policymakers should not listen to the experiences of their constituents. Chris Nelson said as much about affordable housing and even racial justice via the Black Lives Matter movement.
Publishing this in Canada’s third-most diverse city, where so many are struggling to find housing, is insensitive and only caters to the wealthy and established.
Jonas Cornelsen, Calgary
Louder bells can improve bike safety
The tiny bicycle bells that go “tink tink” very softly should be banned. People often cannot hear them. Cyclists then barrel past thinking they were heard, which isn’t the case. They also often pass way too close and startle the walkers.
The old-fashioned bells that we had as children should be the only ones allowed, or the horn that you squeeze the bulb as another option.
All cyclists need to respect the speed limits. It doesn’t take much to seriously injure a person and possibly kill them. Does someone have to be seriously hurt or killed for something to be done about these issues?
Phillip Bass, Calgary
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