Letters, June 8: We face the revenge of our planet

Re: Particular rapporteur to face barrage of questions from MPs; Home committee, June 6

David Johnston issued a press release saying that whereas he respects the correct of the Home of Commons to precise its opinion, “My mandate comes from the federal government. I’ve an obligation to pursue that work till my mandate is accomplished.”

The Authorities of Canada is the physique accountable for the federal administration of Canada. A constitutional monarchy, the Crown assumes distinct roles: the chief, because the Crown-in-council; the legislative, because the Crown-in-Parliament; and the judicial, because the Crown-on-the-bench.

Johnston implies his accountability is to the Liberals — the chief of Canada — to not the Authorities of Canada.

His assertion ignores the remainder of the federal government, which he additionally has a accountability to — the Legislature (Home of Commons) and probably the judicial department. It appears Johnston believes that the desires of a majority of Parliament is simply an opinion of much less worth than his personal. Is there undue authoritarian strain at work as he dismisses the Parliamentary department?

Butch Skulsky, Calgary

We’re letting China win

Does anybody understand we’re taking part in into China’s hand? Whether or not now we have an inquiry or not, now we have been disrupted by China’s meddling.

I recommend we maintain calm and keep on.

Fred Mallach, Victoria, B.C.