Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou leaves her home on May 7 in Vancouver.
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“I’ve been stewing for weeks since it was reported that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou moved from her $5 million B.C. mansion to her $13 million B.C. mansion,” writes James PennerI’ve been stewing for weeks since it was reported that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou moved from her $5 million B.C. mansion to her $13 million B.C. mansion because she felt restricted.I sincerely hope that the Chinese government reciprocates by moving Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig from their eight-foot-by-12-foot cells into more spacious and luxurious 10-foot-by-14-foot accommodations.Now that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plea to have U.S. President Donald Trump intercede on his behalf with China has failed miserably, perhaps he could write “a strongly worded letter” asking for their release.James Penner, Port CoquitlamCarbon tax not the answerLetter writer Robert Rock of Mission is saying that the federal Conservatives are ignoring climate change. No, they just don’t think taxing it with the money going nowhere but to government is the solution, and they’re right.Just like Rock told people they would get more back than what they pay, which isn’t true.People need to do their homework and stop drinking the Liberal Kool-Aid without facts. As far as the science goes, there are hundreds of different opinions on climate change. You just need to read them and form an opinion based on the statistics provided.Shawn Storey, SurreyLook in the mirror, PrideSo the Vancouver Pride Society isn’t only banning the University of B.C. from entering their parade next month, but they’re also banning the Vancouver Public Library. Does anyone else see the irony here? A group that insists they’re all about inclusion is making a habit of excluding others — all because they allowed free speech on their premises.Apparently, if you disagree with the Pride Society in any way it’s discrimination, but they can disagree with others, and not only is that OK, they can also ban them from their activities.Pretty soon there won’t be anyone left to march in their parade. That’s not such a bad idea.Sheila Van Delft, Langley
B.C. Energy Minister Michelle Mungall in a file photo.
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NDP government is taking actionMany British Columbians rely on natural gas to heat their homes, cook their food and heat their water. When it comes to natural-gas operations, our government is committed to making sure it’s produced safely and that our environment is protected.Ben Parfitt’s recent article in The Province doesn’t recognize the actions our government has taken to make sure natural-gas development is done in a way that protects our air, land and water.In early 2018, our government moved forward with an independent scientific review of hydraulic fracturing, not for the reasons he suggests, but because it was a commitment we made to British Columbians. Once we received the final report with its 97 recommendations, most of which were highly technical, we accepted them and began a plan to address them.I’m pleased to report that we have already implemented several recommendations. For example, we recently installed new hydrometric monitoring stations in collaboration with First Nations communities. We are also advancing research on methane emissions and have introduced rules that will help us achieve our Clean B.C. commitments.The independent scientific review of hydraulic fracturing in B.C. is a part of our balanced approach to natural-gas development. This December, we will complete and publicly release our plan to implement longer-term recommendations. We want to make sure we are guided by the best available science, and we will work hard to ensure that’s the case.Michelle Mungall, minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum ResourcesLetters to the editor should be sent to email@example.com. The editorial pages editor is Gordon Clark, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.CLICK HERE to report a typo.Is there more to this story? We’d like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Email email@example.com.