Letters, Nov. 18: Albertans stored at nighttime on well being shakeup

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It appears a perennial exercise of the Alberta authorities to restructure AHS. Unify, decentralize, regionalize, with extra concepts coming.

Albertans aren’t supplied the context or the information concerning the present scenario, or a view of the planning course of for these modifications. We’re stored at nighttime.

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My concern is that we’ve one other Dynalife boondoggle shaping up, provided that the identical ministers are saying just about the identical rhetoric in the identical vacuum.

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Randy Harris, Calgary

Province’s spending priorities misguided

Re: Meals insecurity worsened in 2022 for Canadian households …”, Nov. 15

It was profoundly unhappy to learn the assertion that Alberta, the wealthiest of provinces, has the second-highest fee of meals insecurity in Canada.

However, we do have a $30-million “struggle room,” not too long ago discarded most of an $80-million batch of ineffective chilly drugs, are spending $8 million every on two advertising and marketing campaigns stuffed with half-truths, and can now spend $85 million to trigger chaos and uncertainty in our health-care system.

This use of tax {dollars} is the saddest assertion of all.

Shirley McIntyre, Calgary

Threats can’t be ignored

Pleas for understanding and civil discourse will fail except we free ourselves from the phantasm of symmetry in how the Israel-Gaza battle performs out in Calgary. Antisemitism on the one hand, Islamophobia on the opposite. We foolishly consider that there are two equally meritorious sides to every thing.

Nonetheless, in the true world, whereas hostility to Muslims sadly exists right here, it’s antisemitism that has exploded since Oct. 7. Our Jewish group continues to be reeling from the shock and dwelling with a mix of bewilderment, anxiousness and despair.

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It doesn’t assist that giant and hateful anti-Israeli protests happen weekly at metropolis corridor, and that not one of the members or organizers acknowledge the breathtaking horrors that Hamas perpetrated — besides to excuse, reduce and justify them.

When the Jewish group organized a smaller out of doors rally of assist for Israel, it was suggested by police to carry it elsewhere out of safety issues. It did.

We should transfer past “each sides-ing”. Our police and justice system should take motion in opposition to all these threats earlier than they metastasize into precise violence.

David Busheikin, Calgary

PM inflaming Israel-Gaza rhetoric

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s current feedback concerning Israel’s behaviour within the Hamas-initiated battle are sadly fallacious.

How would he react if a fictional nation, say the place Alaska sits, dedicated atrocities in opposition to communities in Nunavut and constructed its operation centres beneath hospitals in a densely populated space? And what if this fictional nation was dedicated to the eradication of Nunavut, was not involved in any compromise and moreover prevented its personal residents from leaving?

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That’s the fact of this battle, and his feedback embarrass Canadians by misreading the info. In addition they threat emboldening hateful behaviour right here.

I urge the PM to rethink his phrases, situation an apology and stand agency with our fellow democratic buying and selling companion.

Israel lachovsky, Calgary

Discover choices for inexpensive housing

The town of Calgary must construct and allow cell residence parks like those they destroyed off Blackfoot Path and sixteenth Avenue. It is a fast option to affordably home individuals and make the most of tiny home expertise.

However no, we’re going to deal with individuals on high of each other in anthills that take years to construct.

Allow individuals to shortly finance a tiny residence or cell residence with a spot to park them.

Maureen Khallad, Calgary

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