Letters, July 9: “Hard to believe these dogs haven’t been put down yet”

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SHUT DOWN THESE DOGS
After an elderly woman was attacked and died, the owner of the dogs should have taken responsible action and had the dogs put down immediately. Whenever a dog bites or attacks someone and the bite draws blood, the animal must be put down. So now our city council has to use our tax dollars to petition the Court of Queen’s Bench to euthanize the dogs. So what about the owner of the dogs? I haven’t heard anything about the owner and his responsibility since the dogs escaped from their yard. Since the owner failed to take responsible action and put the dogs down, perhaps he should be charged with criminal negligence causing death.
DOUG HAND
(That’s insane. And we’re baffled that the city can’t seem to do anything without going to court for more power. Are our laws and regulations that weak?)

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NO CULT ALLOWED
Well “Your Honor”, if you don’t want to be called Your Honor, get a real job.
PAT McDONALD
(We can hardly wait for what might happen next.)

EVERYTHING ON THE MAP
So let me ask this question: Why do Air Canada domestic flights across Canada require masks to be worn for an entire flight, but when I recently took an international flight from Calgary to Houston and back , no one was wearing a mask? Why are the rules inconsistent when flying with the same airline? I also recently flew from Calgary to Iceland on Icelandic Air and masks were required, but I spoke to an American who flew from New York to Iceland on the same airline and no one to board was not wearing a mask. So how can airlines justify such contradictions? We understand why this annoys some travelers when the rules are different from one flight to another.
MOLLY KENS
(Timing is everything. Air travel seems so much fun these days.)

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DOWNHILL, CYCLISTS
Around June 20, construction began to redo the deck of the John Hextall Bridge (Shouldice Bridge between Montgomery and Bowness). As the walkway/cycle path is narrow and for safety reasons there are two signs at each end that say ‘Cyclist Dismount on Walk’. I go over the bridge about three times a day and there are about 90% of cyclists on the bike, even if pedestrians are present. This is just one of the reasons cyclists get a bad rap and complain. Just obey the signs and you’ll be fine.
JOE McMULLEN
(Must be the same cyclists who expect drivers to stop at crosswalks so they can cross happily. Have they ever received tickets?)

THE PICTURE IS MISSING
It would seem that various pundits and so-called expectations (which are a dime a dozen) are ganging up on putting down Pierre Poilievre, fearing his candor will put off moderate voters. I suspect they went out to lunch because most Canadians are tired of weak leaders who have been chosen in the past. Yes, the Conservative Party needs fire and brimstone to drive out the passionate voters who, like the convoy of truckers, will bring down the Trudeau government.
JD ROUND
(Times of fun.)

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BONUS LETTERS — ONLINE ONLY

WHERE IS SKIPPY?
Yellowstone icon Kevin Costner is in Calgary to ‘kick off’ the Calgary Stampede. What better way to return to normality after COVID. But you can be sure that Justin Trudeau has ordered his personal, taxpayer-funded private jet to be refueled and prepared for a round-trip trip to Calgary. Maybe even a family event or a vacation paid for by Canadians? A “surprise” visit by the PM of Canada to the city of Calgary. Oh joy. And of course lots of photos. Trudeau flipping pancakes and, of course, with Costner. Too bad the photo ops didn’t benefit Canada at all. Because if they were, thousands of people were taken, again at taxpayer expense. So for Calgary Stampede fans, enjoy and have fun. Don’t let the possibility of Canada’s PM Clown showing up ruin the day or event.
ROLLY KLAEPATZ
(Yahoo!)

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STAND UP, LIBERALS
I would certainly agree with the Sun editorial that questions why the federal Liberals continue to pander to their leader and our Prime Minister, when they should be launching a revolt against his lack of government leadership for a nation, his economic ignorance and incompetence and, most importantly, his continued displays of blindness and arrogance towards Canadians as he pursues his own goals. I totally agree with the editorial that says his transgressions far outweighed BoJo’s and I’m totally dumbfounded why the Liberal Party continues to accept these transgressions and do nothing about them.
GEORGES EWERT
(They will all be tarred with the same brush to activate this PM.)

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