Letters, June 27: Indignant on-line commenting impacts expertise

Remark sections on digital information platforms are frequent however not normal. From The Economist to Nature, subscribers can take pleasure in digital information with out these hyperlinks to varied rants. Moderated letters to the editor have served the aim of readership suggestions for over 100 years. What worth does The Calgary Herald or its readers get from offering a platform for such vitriol?

John Parkin, Calgary


Appreciation for the Prairies

Re: Essential prairie grasslands get quick shrift from public; ‘We will flip this round via schooling and consciousness’, June 17

Kudos to Andrew Penner for highlighting the sheer magic of the prairie and its grasslands. Residing as I do within the Rockies, my intention this summer season is to move east into the wild blue yonder. A lot area so few individuals.

Mary-Beth Laviolette, Canmore


Worldwide college students want extra revenue

In contrast to home (everlasting residents and residents) post-secondary college students in Canada, worldwide college students have very restricted entry to monetary help packages to help themselves throughout their research. As a result of they’re allowed solely 20 off-campus work hours per week whereas faculty is in session (there’s a non permanent coverage permitting greater than 20 hours until Dec. 31, 2023), and pay on common $20,000 extra yearly in tuition charges than home college students, there exist important obstacles for them. These embrace the lack to pay for tuition charges and the danger of getting deregistered from faculty, lack of rental residences, and lack of ability to buy wholesome meals resulting in malnourishment, amongst others. Many are pressured to hunt assist from family and friends members from their house nation and in Canada.

Given their substantial contribution to the nation’s economic system via tuition charges and shoring up labour shortages, Canada ought to do proper by these college students by permitting them entry to all monetary help packages administered via the host establishment, and on the federal and provincial authorities ranges. Doing it will promote worldwide college students’ experiences within the nation and entice extra college students to the nation who will contribute to Canada’s economic system. 

Jonathan Worae, Calgary