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Sound Off -- March 26, 2013

Time for change

The basis of Bill 18 on bullying obviously does not apply to the provincial and federal governments. Provincially, the mandate for municipalities to amalgamate and the westside hydro line are examples while federally, what the government is doing on money spent on public advertising and the environment are obvious. We, the public, continue to bring these things upon us by electing the NDP provincially and a Conservative government federally. It is time to change. Maybe we should be giving the Liberals an opportunity.

Welcome back, Clay

Was just watching an old news clip of Clay Young (who now is news director at CKLQ) when he worked for CKY TV. The police did a test on the effects of pepper spray and Clay was their tester. He was so funny on TV. Nice to have him in Brandon!

Keystone Centre renos?

Was at the Keystone Centre last week and noticed the flooring tiles being removed in the box office area and Convention Room. I thought the roof was leaking, not the floor. Amazing how the geniuses manage to misuse taxpayers’ money. Fix the roof first. Also, noticed a new fancy sign installed for megabucks at the Queens Avenue entrance. That should attract extra business … Not!

Ah, the licence plate debate

There are a lot of special licence plates in Manitoba and now the Wheat Kings want their own. Although I have about seven sports teams I am a big fan of and a profession I am very proud of, I am a proud Manitoban and I think this other garbage is getting out of control!

Where is the logic in choosing where to cut taxes?

So on the one hand we have my generation (and fellow university students) believing the government has some magic pool of money that should be used to lower already low tuition. On the other hand, we have the older generation thinking there is a way to enjoy the services we have now while paying less taxes. They say this can be done by cutting all the “useless spending” yet when someone suggests cuts to the Renaissance Project there is public outcry. However, there are regular demands for cuts to early childhood education. Where is the logic in this thinking and where are our priorities?

Take him for a ride

I would like to ask Mr. Drew Caldwell to invite the highways minister to visit Brandon, and take him for a car ride down Victoria Avenue both ways. Maybe that will “shake” him up for road repair.

What measuring system are they using?

Regarding the story “Cleaning Up The Big Spill,” in the March 23 paper. Tundra insists that the spill itself is small. This makes one wonder who rates the size of a particular oil spill? Is it the oil producing company? How does one measure small, medium, large, etc. when oil spills occur?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 26, 2013

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Time for change

The basis of Bill 18 on bullying obviously does not apply to the provincial and federal governments. Provincially, the mandate for municipalities to amalgamate and the westside hydro line are examples while federally, what the government is doing on money spent on public advertising and the environment are obvious. We, the public, continue to bring these things upon us by electing the NDP provincially and a Conservative government federally. It is time to change. Maybe we should be giving the Liberals an opportunity.

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Time for change

The basis of Bill 18 on bullying obviously does not apply to the provincial and federal governments. Provincially, the mandate for municipalities to amalgamate and the westside hydro line are examples while federally, what the government is doing on money spent on public advertising and the environment are obvious. We, the public, continue to bring these things upon us by electing the NDP provincially and a Conservative government federally. It is time to change. Maybe we should be giving the Liberals an opportunity.

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