Where is the Canada I know?

By Submitted

March 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Letters to the editor

Dear editor:

I am not happy with the way the politicians are acting toward the refugees walking across the border and seeking asylum in Canada.
Ralph Goodale’s bluster that “they ‘must obey the law” comes across as phoney and not genuine.
Since when is it against the law to seek asylum in Canada?
The Conservatives have 14 people running for the leadership of the party. Nearly all of the 14 people running for the Conservative leadership are against taking these refugees.
Not very Christian, as far as I am concerned.
These refugees come with the clothes on their back.
I have no problem with the immigration officials checking for terrorist(s).
These refugee(s) come only seeking to raise their families in peace.
Where is the Canada I know?
Where is the Canada where neighbour helps neighbour?
Where is the Canada where, if a family has health hardships, we band together and the community puts on a fundraiser?
Where is the Canada where if family’s house burns down, we as a community band together to help them with clothes and a place to stay.
That is the Canada I know and want to live in.
Victor Hult
Lloydminster

More News

Tips for setting up a new acreage

I have lived in the country most of my life plus have seen literally hundreds of rural homes during my career as a Realtor. Spring is often the season when many people start to think about either buying… more »

The hidden life of trees

This is a first: a book about trees has been on the best sellers list for over 25 weeks.
This may be the first time a book about trees made it on to this esteemed list at all. more »

Dear Abby (Helen)

I’m sure, at some point in your life, you’ve had the chance to speak a few words of encouragement or wisdom into someone’s life? more »

more »