Letters: Enforcement is a simple repair to extreme car noise

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I admire your article referring to metropolis noise and the response of the Metropolis of Calgary to attempt to mitigate the difficulty. On the finish of the day, it’s actually all thoughtless males giving themselves an ego increase by way of the sound of their annoying automotive or bike.

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The final drone of typical metropolis visitors is predicted and mandatory. However anytime somebody thinks it’s their proper to disturb or annoy one other, motion have to be taken.

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A straightforward and cost-effective answer could be to ban and make unlawful the act of altering any car exhaust system. There isn’t any purpose to take action. Ticket anybody with alterations and you’ve got a lot of the issue solved. And don’t make these tickets minor — a pair thousand {dollars} ought to do the trick. We may take it one step additional and guarantee all new autos meet the noise normal.

Why are we making this so tough when there may be a simple answer proper underneath our noses? Are we making an attempt to placate some ego pushed group? Appears so unusual as a society that we put up with this nonsense.

Michele Mathieu, Calgary

We’ll get what we voted for

Regardless of all of the damaging information, Albertans have correctly re-elected a UCP authorities.

Whereas it’s true that the previous 4 years have offered probably the most dysfunctional and incompetent authorities I’ve ever seen, the UCP is now led by a brand new face with unconventional concepts and confirmed flexibility with actuality.

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Sixty years of virtually uninterrupted conservative rule has by no means produced a balanced price range unbiased of oil revenues, has maintained our one-horse financial system and left nothing within the financial institution.

However no less than they’ve given us low taxes. We’d hate to be like Norway, with our providers paid for by taxes and $1.4 trillion losing within the financial institution.

And the very best information of all is that, if the Conservatives couldn’t be crushed within the present election, then we’re assured of benefiting from one other 60 years of conservative rule and low taxes, of climate-change denial and the phantasm that oil will preserve going perpetually.

Effectively accomplished, Albertans.

Geoffrey King, Calgary

A plea for less-volatile authorities

Arriving in Alberta in 1974 as an abroad emigrant, Alberta politics has all the time puzzled me — at the same time as an energetic Alberta political get together contributor (2008-13) and a 2012 election candidate.

We’ve had 49 much less 4 years of conservative majority governments by and huge as a consequence of rural votes. For the reason that finish of the Lougheed and Getty governments till the early Nineties, it has regularly been unstable governing (booms and busts within the financial system and ongoing malfunctioning well being providers) by numerous conservative governments. Add to that a number of Alberta premiers had been ousted by their get together and now we’ve a premier who seems to be non-trustworthy about her previous statements versus her current laws, pre-election goodies on the expense of the federal government income coffers, and her modified opinions of her election guarantees.

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Albertans want a secure and centered authorities with the target of making a secure financial system with regular employment, a dependable health-care system and a a lot improved Ok-12 training system with max class sizes of 20. Let’s cross our fingers for that lastly taking place and that our authorities received’t stray and dedicate its efforts to an Alberta pension plan and police power, and escalate Ottawa bashing, that are removed from the priorities of most Albertans.

Frankly, we’d like a provincial value-added tax to cushion the financial system from recurring booms and busts — one thing that respected economists have identified for many years.

Kurt Hansen, Calgary

Youngsters pay for mom’s wrongs

I discov
er it despicable that former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes gave start to 2 kids
whereas understanding full nicely she could be going to jail. What sort of particular person leaves behind a two-year-old and a three-month-old to serve time for crimes she dedicated purely for financial achieve?

She is meant to serve 11 years for fraud. Her kids will solely know her from behind bars.

So unhappy.

Sally Roenisch

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