It is quite amazing if you think that we have to license our dogs, vehicles, etc and now drones. Cyclists are getting their own lanes, traffic lights and a number of privileges but they don’t all have to pay any type of road taxes to use them? It also is frustrating that they don’t need a license to cycle on the road but are expected to know all the rules of the road. Many of them don’t know the laws?
As a taxpayer I am tired of paying for bike lanes, dog parks, golf courses etc., when these services should be fee for service not supplemented by those of us not using them.
Jim (Papa) Feakes
The trouble is the city doesn’t seem to know the difference between what we need to have and what we’d like to have.
In name only
Re “Maxime’s the man,” Letters, Jan. 8.
I found myself agreeing with Mr. Flanagan’s opinion about Andrew Scheer — he is the leader of a Conservative Party which is conservative in name only! The conservatives, under Mr. Scheer are much reminiscent of a past Conservative Party leader in Manitoba, Mr. McFadyen, who, at election time was promising to spend even more money than the current NDP party was electioneering on!
While Mr. Bernier unfortunately comes across as a poor loser who will likely just succeed in splitting the conservative vote during the next election, who else do conservatives have to vote for?!
It’s doubtful the Conservatives could outspend the federal Liberals.
Our free society
Re: “Elizabeth May tells the truth on climate change,” Lorrie Goldstein, Jan. 3.
Elizabeth May’s analogy is nonsense. People could watch the Nazi threat of the Second World War developing and based on historical evidence could ascertain the proposed remedy that was necessary — to take on and defeat the enemy. The results were evident. Ms. May puts forth her imagined climate change scenario based on supposition then asks us to believe she has the solution. There has never been any statistics in any report on how effective or if there is even any effect on climate change. How can a theory be proven without publishing relevant facts. This is not science, especially when any ‘deniers’ are derided in the public forum as fools or liars, then punished by arranging that all their sustaining funds be cut off and are ostracized from the scientific community! This is quite simply the work of the power-hungry despots sitting in the cat bird seats at the UN pushing their idealistic, socialist plot to funnel billions from stable, law-abiding democratic nations to enrich the dictators who now dominate this leftist political organization and to encourage their self-aggrandizing phony mythical utopian pipe dream. Unfortunately, leaders, like our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are aiding and abetting this power grab by supporting an unprovable theory and demanding Canadians accept his plan to martyr their liberty by sacrificing an independent sovereignty that has consistently resulted in our free and open society and provided our prosperous, economically healthy lifestyle.
And anyone who opposes them will be called every name in the book. Don’t fall for it.