Letters to the Editor
I read and thought at length about Hank Meyer’s recent letter, a response to an earlier letter regarding the State of Israel, etc. I do not at all desire to get into any back-and-forth on this or any other topic. However, two things struck me as somewhat difficult to digest in 2014.
One is the reference to the San Remo Declaration, which apparently “codified” the Balfour Declaration into law. The Balfour Declaration was set forth by international sources in 1917. At that time in history, women mainly could not vote, Black or “coloured” persons had virtually no status in the “white” world, the rights of Oriental persons were severely curtailed, and our First Nations were less than second-class as persons. Also, the First World War was still in progress, if that is the correct description. Are we then still to be directed by such outdated and biased ‘agreements?’ Surely the world has learned some things in the decades since! READ
The Hearts of Women (HOW) recently hosted the 6th annual Red Deer Justice Film Festival, from Jan. 24 to 26 at the Margaret Parsons Theatre in Red Deer College. READ
I’m not very happy with the 100 per cent increase in health-care premiums announced in the budget on federal retirees. I retired from the RCAF after serving 24 years, through the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. We got paid very little and now receive very little pension. We didn’t get a lot and didn’t expect a lot but we always expected to be treated fairly. READ