Hot air won’t help
The Commons’ so-called “emergency” debate on the rail blockades Tuesday evening seemed more like a fire department responding to a three-alarm blaze by trying to identify how it started.
Orville Pulsifer, Truro
Vacuum of leadership
While our economy is threatened, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says, “We need resolve … We need patience.” And we need money to grow on trees.
This is the second time in five months that the Port of Halifax has been disrupted by rail issues. It is a short hop for manufacturers in the Midwest to start diverting their shipments to secure American ports. With less cargo available at the Port of Halifax, how long will it be before shipping lines skip it altogether? Foreign shipping lines don’t really care about Canada’s issues. They want (need) to make money.
Oh, but politicians will get their pay, no matter what. Where are local MPs in this matter? What we really need is leadership.
David R. Silver, Halifax
The voice of reason
As I watched the CBC News the other evening, I was astonished to see that they finally interviewed someone — Ellis Ross, an MLA in British Columbia — who could speak intelligently, truthfully and passionately about the railway blockades. More Canadians need to hear him speak on this subject.
The CBC is blatantly biased on this and similar matters. The vast majority of the people they interview (or hire to speak) are unbelievably biased in favour of the radical activists. I am shocked someone at the CBC actually allowed Mr. Ross to speak. It must of have been a day off for their regular screener.
Milton Vibert, Halifax