Justin Trudeau has received international attention for his stance against supplying LNG to Germany and Japan. Instead, he seems determined to destroy our energy industry and ignore the terrible financial, environmental and personal consequences.
In October 2018, Trudeau commented on LNG Canada’s plan to begin construction of a $40-billion liquefied gas project at Kitimat, B.C. He praised the venture, described it as “the single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada” and an example of what is possible when people insist on economic, environmental and responsible development of natural resources.
Trudeau should be forced to defend this obvious inconsistency in his treatment of our energy industry. His objectives are political, with no regard for the future of our country.
Gordon Goodfellow, Calgary
Time for a vote of non-confidence
Interest rates are going up again. I would like our prime minister to explain why we need more hungry children or people in their 80s working in retail to keep the heat on. Families will continue to slide into homelessness as rents go up again.
The Liberal’s current plan is not working; surely they must realize this latest raise is throwing good money after bad. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has had his chance and he has proven himself incapable. It’s time for Mr. Singh to admit he backed the wrong horse. He and Mr. Poilievre need to unite and request a vote of non-confidence. It is not only due, it’s overdue.
Deanna Markle, Calgary
Minor sports coverage scores
Thank you for the Esso Golden Ring Ringette Tournament acknowledgement in the paper. This is a really big deal for our female athletes in Calgary, Alberta and our neighbouring provinces. Not as big as the Esso minor hockey tournament, although just as exciting for the players and their fans. The coverage will be remembered by the players for years.
Brian McConaghy, Heritage Pointe
Alberta’s health care on life support
Re: More workers and training needed to fix EMS woes, Letters, Jan. 21
The situation is very complex. Many people present to the ER with referrals from a walk-in clinic to be followed up regarding something they cannot handle. Other times people come to the triage window saying that Health Link 811 told them to go to the ER because their condition warranted more investigation. Meanwhile, paramedics remain with unstable patients in the ER hallway.
The trauma bays are full, requiring many physicians and nurses to save patients’ lives. The engine we call the ER slows down due to this fact.
Remember the services like labs, scans, ultrasound, blood bank, MRI, stroke teams, CCU specialists, trauma OR, social services, etc., are going full tilt behind that window and beyond.
From housekeeping staff who clean your stretcher to the most senior trauma surgeon, they all play a role in your chain of survival. So look at this from a lens of understanding and knowledge because health care is running out of oxygen.
Liz Gibbs, Calgary