For weeks, the B.C. Liberals and their supporters have been loudly blaming NDP Premier John Horgan for gas prices of $1.60 and even $1.70 a litre. Yesterday, the price in my neighbourhood was $1.39 per litre.
Will they now give Horgan credit for the price drop?
Anna Willis, Maple Ridge
More gas-price honesty, please
Has anyone else noticed that since Alberta Premier Jason Kenny started running his pro-pipeline ads in B.C. media outlets that our gas prices have dropped 40 cents a litre?
Maybe the real solution to the problem would be a greater supply of honesty and a lesser supply of Tories.
Jim Satterthwaite, Vancouver
Why tankers OK in south?
In the spring of 2018 the federal government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion. About a year later they’re trying to pass Bill C-69 to ban tankers on B.C.’s North Coast.
Essentially they’re saying that increased tanker traffic on the South Coast, where their pipeline terminates, is OK but tankers plying more northern waters isn’t. Never mind that tanker spills are extremely rare, it’s actually in B.C.’s southern waters where whales and other marine species are mainly threatened by ocean traffic.
Charles Leduc, Vancouver
Gas gougers should pay
The Alberta government ads for the Trans Mountain pipeline are erroneous. At no time in the past five years was it mentioned that the pipeline was needed for a domestic gasoline shortage.
The other misleading idea is that the carbon tax is the cause. We know how much the carbon tax increased and yet gas went up 20 cents a litre. When we find out who is gouging us, they should be forced to pay us back with interest.
Shelley Bevandick, Delta
City hall spending too much
It’s interesting that Vancouver wants to create a “Renter Centre,” funded to the tune of $5.4 million.
When will city politicians come to their senses and realize that their runaway spending is contributing to the unaffordability of Vancouver? Tax increases above inflation are unconscionable but routine.
I was recently polled by Ipsos on how the city could deal with the residential and business tax issues. Various options were offered but none requested the city to become more efficient, reduce spending and thereby keep tax increases within the inflation rate.
City hall is ruining Vancouver. When will they wake up and reverse the trend?
Evert Tuyp, Vancouver
Not Canada’s team
I’m tired of hearing that the Raptors are Canada’s team. They aren’t. They are the Toronto Raptors — as in they represent Toronto.
Also, last time I checked, none of their players are Canadian.
Garth Evans, Vancouver
Trudeau talk is cheap
It’s hard to ignore the fact that here in Vancouver most of the women enslaved and lost in addiction along the Hastings corridor are Indigenous. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the term “genocide” to describe what happened to Native people while ignoring in plain view the continuing, seemingly acceptable and pitiful destructive plight of Aboriginal women is hypocritical.
Trudeau’s speech and declared initiatives are just words on paper, soon to be forgotten as he sets his sights on banning single-use plastics, another election headline grab.
Patti Milsom, Vancouver
Spend money on Canadians
It’s unconscionable that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau handed out $1.4 billion in support of women outside Canada. What about the vast numbers of needy men.
His generosity is bothersome. It has no appeal to average taxpayers. Canada needs the money for urgent projects and his action is obviously a ploy before the October election.
Fraser Evans, Vancouver
Hid good economic news
I’m wondering if you couldn’t have found a better place to hide your story on the recent good economic news? Unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 1976, on Page B2 of the June 8 Vancouver Sun.
On an inside page, between the classifieds and the obituaries is an obvious place for anyone to find out this good news. Why not hide it a little bit so your conservative readers wouldn’t have to have it shoved in their faces?
Terry Part, Pender Island
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