When immigrants come to this country, they have an obligation to abide by the laws of our society and not bring their political or tribal aggressions with them. The brawl that occurred in Calgary, replicating others elsewhere in Canada, apparently, happened because some Eritrean immigrants have refused to follow our requirement to contribute to “peace, order and good government.”
They should look to the example of the Ukrainian community in our city who have powerfully protested Russia’s many offences against their people without causing any damage to people or property.
Mobile homes can help ease crisis
A solution to at least partially alleviate the housing crisis would be for the city to provide serviced mobile home parks where owners could situate homes, either to live in or to rent out.
Since mobile homes are built in a factory, they are less expensive and much quicker to build than other types of housing. Maybe not as nice as having a permanent home, but a lot better than living on the street or in a tent encampment.
Bob Gentles, Calgary
Prioritize elder care
I believe that care of the elderly should be prioritized, especially in their own family members. It is difficult to see many of the elderly living in homes with barely any visitors.
Seniors should also have a voice as to what type of long-term care they would like to receive, whether independent living with little assistance, non-profit care, for-profit care, private or public care.
As a result of loneliness and housing difficulties, the elderly may begin to wonder what the point is in living. We as a community should step up to take care of our elder generation and to improve their quality of life.
Emma Schouten, Chestermere
Health-care workers deserve gratitude
Re: Health care ill-prepared for non-binary patients, Sept. 8
This article refers to a patient who was treated for cervical cancer and complains they were plunged into an insensitive health-care system in B.C. Apparently, caregivers would misgender them, at which the patient would correct the error.
Instead of expressing gratitude for curing their cancer, they demean the very people who mistakenly misgender them while looking to make them well.
I know well the caregivers in our health system work very hard to ease pain and suffering and do no harm. I appreciate these patients would be frustrated at the situation but, in my opinion, gratitude would be more in line with saving their lives over grumbling about health-care workers mistaking their identity.
Health care is a tough enough job, and we ought to appreciate these workers for all they do for us.
Eric Collins, Calgary