Thursday’s letters: Can everybody disregard legal guidelines they do not like?

Thursday’s letters: Can everybody disregard legal guidelines they do not like?

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So, Danielle Smith appears to assume Alberta ought to merely refuse to simply accept these federal legal guidelines that Alberta — from at some point to the subsequent — doesn’t like. Didn’t our outgoing premier already touch upon the lunatic fringe desirous to take over the asylum he constructed?

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I’m wondering if Danielle thinks Edmonton or Calgary or Pink Deer or Excessive Stage ought to have the identical rights in terms of provincial in addition to federal legal guidelines they don’t like? I’m wondering if every of the 375 neighbourhoods in Edmonton ought to have comparable rights in terms of municipal in addition to provincial and federal legal guidelines?

Maybe Danielle would even assist extending this to particular person households? In spite of everything, by the identical (il)logic we should always have the ability to democratically vote to declare our personal properties sovereign areas and refuse to obey or implement any legal guidelines or laws that we don’t like no matter who enacts them.

Will probably be attention-grabbing to see how the occasion that has been organising a law-and-order marketing campaign for the upcoming provincial election would possibly try to reconcile that nonsense with this nonsense.

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Ken Cantor, Edmonton

FIFA’s remedy of metropolis a lesson for others

Congratulations, Edmonton. We simply obtained performed for suckers by essentially the most corrupt, obnoxious grifter group on the planet — that being FIFA. They regaled us with tales on how a lot World Cup soccer would imply to us, and once we have been not wanted, it was goodbye saps.

Concern not although, we can watch Higher Volta and Tonga play in a barnburner from Vancouver. Let this be a lesson to all future bidders. FIFA will kick you to the curb after they’ve bled you dry. Yet one more factor, the cash FIFA obtained from the 85,000 we put in Commonwealth Stadium, give it again.

Ken Banner, Edmonton

Viable enterprise case for gondola mission

Re. “What’s gondola’s marketing strategy?” Letters, June 21

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We’re happy that you’re excited by our gondola proposal. We now have spent greater than $1 million of private-sector cash on assessing its viability. So, clearly, we’re too.

I’ve been so lucky to work with world-class companies in addition to our personal administration workforce and board made up of outstanding Edmontonians with numerous talent units to develop an investment-calibre enterprise case that strikes an revolutionary steadiness between tourism experiences and concrete transportation. This enterprise case contains an unbiased ridership and income evaluation by Steer Group, an unquestioned world chief in related improvement evaluation. Steer’s work then grew to become the idea for a full enterprise case produced by PwC.

Whereas we sincerely respect your curiosity, I have to say that most of the assumptions made in your “back-of-the-napkin” evaluation are inaccurate. However that’s positive. We, too, have discovered so much solely as a result of we stored an open thoughts, spent our personal cash, trusted specialists, and simply did the work.

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Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, president and CEO, Prairie Sky Gondola

Correct bike lane wanted in west finish

There’s a lack of protected bike infrastructure on the west finish. Years in the past, an unsafe painted bike lane was drawn alongside 95 Avenue that nobody used for good purpose. However now the town is fortunately doing it proper from 163 Road to 189 Road.

Right here’s why this bike path issues: There are 10 faculties with over 6,000 college students inside blocks of this route. Youngsters deserve protected, wholesome methods to journey; Misericordia has tons of of day by day workers; West Edmonton Mall employs 24,000 employees and has properly over 100,000 guests a day; biking can scale back automotive journeys and get monetary savings, particularly wanted by these most susceptible to rising prices as of late.

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Whereas inconvenient for owners to lose a service street, 29 homes’ free parking shouldn’t come earlier than a significant, protected, inexpensive approach for individuals to journey on the west finish.

Josh Thompson, Edmonton

Don’t fall for victimhood con job

There’s merely no mistaking the ways being utilized by each Brian Jean and Danielle Smith of their efforts to develop into our subsequent premier. Jean says we should always renegotiate our place in Canada. Smith, alternatively, wouldn’t hassle. She would simply ignore the federal legal guidelines and obligations she doesn’t like.

Hopefully, Albertans received’t fall for this “victimhood” con job. A glance south to Trump world tells us the place it leads. We’re higher than that.

David Verbicky, Edmonton

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