Letters, Nov. 16: Embody public service in invoice to ban substitute staff

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The brand new invoice to ban substitute staff throughout strikes and lockouts marks a pivotal shift in labour dynamics. With my background in international well being and coverage, I acknowledge this as greater than a authorized change; it’s a stride towards more healthy, extra equitable work environments.

Nonetheless, omitting federal public service staff hits a bitter observe, highlighting inconsistencies in our labour coverage. This invoice must be the opening act, not the finale, in a sequence of complete labour reforms. It’s time to orchestrate a labour rights motion that ensures each employee’s voice is heard, making a harmonious steadiness of equity and justice within the office.

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Mubariz Maqsood, Calgary

Popping out forward on carbon money

Listening to a lot about how excessive the carbon tax was, I made a decision to calculate how a lot we paid for carbon tax prior to now 12 months. For pure fuel heating in Calgary, it was $398.44 and for gasoline it was $126 (roughly 900 litres at $0.14 per litre).

So we paid a complete of $524.44 and obtained Local weather Motion Incentive Funds equalling $1,158. We have been forward by $633.56. We hardly ever hear in regards to the rebates, solely the tax itself.

Evelyn Tait, Calgary

Management or hidden agendas?

The UCP platform 2023 makes no reference to a moratorium on renewable power mission approvals, making a do-it-yourself pension plan for Albertans, or an enormous restructuring of our health-care system — all introduced prior to now 90 days.

What’s driving these so-recently unexpected requirements by our newly elected rookie premier? The phrase megalomania involves thoughts.

Voters, watch out for politicians with options to non-existent issues. Are hidden agendas at play right here?

Brian Patterson, Calgary

Enviornment cash could possibly be higher spent

Look no additional than the higher a part of a billion {dollars} in taxpayer cash to fund a brand new enviornment for its billionaire house owners. Most likely about 90 per cent of taxpayers won’t ever set foot within the new enviornment to observe a hockey recreation.

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Appropriated with out taxpayer approval, that expenditure will scale back funds out there for badly wanted providers and infrastructure that might serve all Calgarians.

I can consider transit service and security, the homeless and drug abuse, the meals financial institution, well timed plowing of residential streets — simply to call just a few.

Mike Priaro, Calgary

Politics, not correct evaluation, at coronary heart of APP

Political ideology, not frequent sense, is driving the Alberta pension plan dialogue. Ideology and the Truthful Deal Panel’s suggestion to depart the CPP will not be the suitable driver for good selections when giant quantities of danger, cash and impact on folks is concerned.

The monetary case of an APP is deceptive and unsuitable. The LifeWorks report makes use of a $334-billion asset switch for its calculations. As a Canadian first, I cannot help an asset switch that leaves the CPP for the remainder of Canada in smash.

In locations equivalent to Ukraine and Israel/Gaza, persons are fearing for his or her lives and the way forward for their nation. In Canada, significantly in Alberta, we struggle over cash, maybe as a result of we have now an excessive amount of of it.

That’s so pathetic.

Wayne Ell, Calgary

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