B.C. Speaker Darryl Plecas.
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“I have to say I’m happy and sad when reading these letters to the editor daily,” writes Alison MathotI have to say I’m happy and sad when reading these letters to the editor daily.I agree Vancouver Pride shouldn’t be banning anyone for having an opinion they disagree with. Good lord, where would we be if we banned everyone whose opinions we opposed?Then there’s David Reid who doesn’t agree with The Province’s content, only wants the newspaper to write about things that are important and interesting to Canadians. See David, there’s the rub, I love the new format; this Canadian gets her info from many sources and enjoys the variety of topics with my morning coffee.And Robin Gibson feels that Surrey should keep the RCMP.Chester Malcolm really likes Speaker Darryl Plecas. Maybe Plecas is doing something “righteous,” but he’s just doing it in a sneaky, furtive kind of way.Gary Tupper says climate change is just not an emergency and is pretty upset about those damn carbon taxes, and finally Barb Nielsen and daylight saving time.I’m too tired, but I sure do love my letters to the editor!Have a great day, people.Alison Mathot, VancouverClimate change is a problemRe: Letter writer Gary Tupper’s comments on climate change and his denial of the problem.Gary, why bother you with facts and realities. Good luck in your world of fake news.Gord Larkin, BurnabyTrump no EpsteinIt’s disgusting that The Province feels the need to include a photo of U.S. President Donald Trump with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.Trump banned Epstein from Mar-a-Lago.This vicious attack impugning Trump by associating him with this person is just despicable.Jerome Henen, North VancouverSNC-Lavalin is a scandalDoes letter writer Trevor Amon of Victoria really think the entire Canadian public is stupid enough to believe him that this SNC-Lavalin affair isn’t a scandal?And he thinks former Justin Trudeau adviser Gerald Butts is just a very nice man, and is welcome back.Well, Trevor, you’d better check what’s in your coffee, unless I missed the point that you really are just kidding. Otherwise, is this the best defence that Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberals can muster to get us to forget one of his many sins before the election?Thanks for the wakeup call, Mr. Amon.Bill Davis, New WestminsterRespected MPs paid priceJust who paid letter writer Trevor Amon to denounce the SNC-Lavalin affair and the Liberal party involvement in trying to sweep it under the carpet?I don’t care what political party one subscribes to, but to state that this was “much ado about nothing” just goes to show his partisanship. Two honest, well-respected MPs, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, put their careers on the line to make the citizens of Canada aware of the Liberals’ subversive actions.I would suggest Mr. Amon do some research before writing any more letters.Doris Smith, Maple RidgeLocally controlled force way to goIn a recent Province letter to the editor, Dave Carr of Surrey is mistaken that City of Surrey police services would be a “private police force.”I’ve noticed that other Lower Mainland municipalities such as Vancouver, Delta, Port Moody, New Westminster and Abbotsford have their own locally controlled police forces. The Surrey RCMP can’t serve two masters. There are reasons these cities aren’t looking to switch back to the Mounties.Steve Gunson, AbbotsfordLetters to the editor should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The editorial pages editor is Gordon Clark, who can be reached at email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.