Letters, Oct. 11: Premier failing to maintain her massive guarantees

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Keep in mind within the final provincial election when Premier Danielle Smith and Co. have been making all types of guarantees relating to fixing our damaged health-care system? It certain isn’t mounted, and even within the triage space of issues to be executed.

Cash remains to be being flushed down the drain (our lab service fiasco — what number of misspent tens of millions?)

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I’ve waited 5 months to have an appointment with an ophthalmologist to be instructed I’ve cataracts, which I already knew — that’s the reason I went within the first place. Now I get to attend one other yr to have the surgical procedure. I’m a working senior who can’t see correctly.

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Why does the federal government put restrictions on the quantity of those surgical procedures that may be carried out in a yr? You’ve got an growing old inhabitants and a few of us are nonetheless working and contributing to the coffers.

Now Smith needs us to let her handle our pensions? I wouldn’t let her arrange my grocery listing.

Susan Terborg, Calgary

Alberta authorities insurance policies are baffling

The Alberta authorities’s plan to withdraw Albertans from the CPP, the world’s best-performing pension fund, bewilders me.

The federal government’s reopening of functions for coal mines in mountain headwaters, our most susceptible landscapes, confounds me. Its continued conflict with medical doctors, nurses and different health-care suppliers, who we rely upon for our lives, dumbfounds me. The ban on wind and solar energy initiatives, that carry prosperity to our economic system, perplexes me. The UCP’s common unwillingness to control, after preventing so laborious to get into energy, flummoxes me.

The Alberta authorities’s success in gaslighting its personal residents flabbergasts me. 

Richard Quinlan, Lethbridge

Elitist commentary is unwelcome

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Re: Metropolis council takes Trudeau’s housing bait, Opinion, Oct. 5

The argument of this column is mainly that policymakers mustn’t take heed to the experiences of their constituents. Chris Nelson stated as a lot about inexpensive housing and even racial justice by way of the Black Lives Matter motion.

Publishing this in Canada’s third-most various metropolis, the place so many are struggling to search out housing, is insensitive and solely caters to the rich and established.

Jonas Cornelsen, Calgary

Louder bells can enhance bike security

The tiny bicycle bells that go “tink tink” very softly must be banned. Folks typically can not hear them. Cyclists then barrel previous considering they have been heard, which isn’t the case. In addition they typically go means too shut and startle the walkers.

The old style bells that we had as youngsters must be the one ones allowed, or the horn that you just squeeze the bulb as an alternative choice.

All cyclists have to respect the velocity limits. It doesn’t take a lot to significantly injure an individual and presumably kill them. Does somebody need to be significantly damage or killed for one thing to be executed about these points?

Phillip Bass, Calgary

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