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Is tax policy best left to experts?

Is tax policy best left to experts?

Dear Editor: There seems to be considerable angst among a certain segment of our society regarding the recent referendum that nixed the HST, notably big business and certain professionals who are disciples of trickle-down economic theory.
Burnaby played role in FOI laws

Burnaby played role in FOI laws

Sept. 26 to 30 is recognized internationally as "Right to Know Week" and is a time to raise awareness about freedom of information legislation.
Fines just don't cut it

Fines just don't cut it

seize their luxury cars
Public education not a 'handout'

Public education not a 'handout'

DEAR EDITOR: Re: Job action will hit students, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, Sept. 9. I'd like to respond to some misperceptions contained in Mr. Evans' letter. Proper funding of public education is not a "handout from government.
Corrigan 'protests too much'

Corrigan 'protests too much'

Dear Editor: Re: Municipal auditor not needed, says mayor, Burnaby NOW, Sept. 2 To paraphrase Shakespeare: "Methinks the mayor doth protest too much" the proposed creation of a municipal auditor general's office.
Assisted suicide laws aren't a 'slippery slope'

Assisted suicide laws aren't a 'slippery slope'

Controversial topic of euthanasia for terminally ill individuals should be brought out of the closet and discussed
'Nightmare' lives for too many kids

'Nightmare' lives for too many kids

It was the Scooby Doo shorts that did me in. Hearing that a small child had been abducted out of the safety of his own B.C.
Harper gov't responsible

Harper gov't responsible

Dear Editor: I am writing to thank Ziggy Eckhardt for congratulating me on my victory in the May 2011 federal election as expressed in his letter (Fluffy efforts from Stewart, Letters to the Editor, Burnaby NOW, Sept. 2.
Some beliefs have consequences

Some beliefs have consequences

Dear Editor: I've been reading of the events surrounding the Burnaby school board's decision to implement a program aimed at diminishing the incidence of antigay violence, bloodshed and discrimination.
Can we imagine a world without cancer?

Can we imagine a world without cancer?

What can possibly be said about cancer that hasn't been said before? That it steals lives? That it makes no distinction between young and old, male and female? That it kills more Canadians each year than any other disease? We've heard all those thing