Let’s help the farmers who’re struggling with rain
It has come to my attention that there are farmers in Brandon, Hamiota and elsewhere who have not been able to get into their fields due to rain. Could you please let us know who you are, when you think you might be able to get out again. I would like to try to solicit some assistance and volunteers in order to help you guys out. Our forefathers used to do that for each other. Let’s help these farmers out. Please let us know who you are and when you could use our assistance. Let’s help these guys out. That’s what community and community spirit is supposed to be all about.
Is the Harper government recruiting more of the ‘old guard’?
Doesn’t Mr. Harper want young, fresh minds in his government? It’s very hard to shush our younger people these days and they would cause nothing but troubles for him. Somebody in the Conservative Party of Canada apparently would rather interfere in byelections to get rid of the young politician hopefuls for an “old guard” Conservative who will be quiet when told to be.
Thanks for shedding some light
After reading the letter supporting Larry Maguire, I fired off a note to Sound Off — I was irate at the authors. Now, after reading James O’Connor’s Editor’s Notebook in the paper last Saturday, I feel gobsmacked and regret reacting without knowing all of the facts. Please, James, get to the bottom of this scandal and put it out there, or the Conservatives will continue to eat their young and anyone else who gets in their way — even here in Manitoba. My sincere apologies to Chris Kennedy and Len Isleifson if I misjudged their character.
Who’s writing what?
I find it very amusing to read day after day in Sound Off from the same Dippers or Grits who are writing in over and over, and of course, anonymously, pretending to be disaffected, lifelong Tories who are now going to switch their vote to the NDP or Liberals over the Conservative controversy in Brandon-Souris. It is a sad example of just how desperate the two parties are to get votes — but at least it’s worth a good laugh.
They have it right in Iran
Saturday morning on CBC Radio’s “The House,” Conservative Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said, “We want to see anyone who meets the threshold be allowed to contest the election; not having to be approved by the Supreme Leader.” Sound familiar? He was talking of Iran. Is Minister Baird holding Iran to a higher electoral standard than Brandon-Souris?
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 1, 2013