Re: City can do better on housing crisis; Letter, Sept. 22
No accommodation, fixating on rigid rules, making the process the enemy of progress – it is an unfortunate personality trait, and something no good councillor or mayor can retain. Good councillors know that you can never be inflexible. Rules are meant to promote good outcomes, not hinder them. As the saying goes, “rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.”
It’s amazing how many rules we fill our lives with that simply don’t make things better, but slow us down and deprive us of flexibility and choice (especially choice). These drag us down. The people who enforce them are often petty tyrants — disappointed with their lot in life and clinging to the small bits that give them power and purpose. The whole business strikes me as sad.
Butch Skulsky, Calgary
Unicorns and rainbows
I can’t be the only citizen who thinks the UCP is trying to sell me a unicorn with 334 billion horns. How unserious. And to now take this show on the road as if it was a solid, legitimate plan. Embarrassing!
Could we please get back to the business of helping Albertans? A proposed solution to electricity costs, insurance costs,
and housing costs? Anything but this nonsense
Isabelle Bonneau, Calgary
Other provinces won’t hand over half the pension fund
The Alberta premier’s latest attempt to conceal her own government’s incompetence by picking another fight with Ottawa won’t fly. Attempting to pull out of the CPP will further isolate Alberta’s reputation within the Canadian Confederation.
Other provinces will not be fooled into giving up half of the total pension available to the ‘greedy’ Alberta our premier is portraying. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
Harry B. Chase, Calgary
People afraid of change
Re: Alberta NDP launches own APP consultation; MLA says UCP survey on pension reform deceptively presents plan as a done deal, Sept. 26
I am a senior receiving both CPP and OAS. I am very interested in hearing and learning more about the UCP’s idea. We all should be.
Quebec never signed onto the CPP, instead choosing to implement their own pension plan and it appears to be successful, so why not the other provinces?
There is no denying the amount of money Albertans have contributed to the CPP so leaving it would be unwelcome for the NDP/Liberal government.
From what I have read so far the UCP is taking their time getting all the information before letting Albertans decide, not the UCP government. If Quebec can do it, why can’t we?
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