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B.C.'s fixed-election-date law has always been a gimmick. The law sets a date, but also allows a premier to call an election whenever he or she feels the time is right.

Costly vote? Give me a (tax) break

Dear Editor: In your recent editorial on the HST referendum, you seem to be saying that it is better for the government to have our money to spend than the people who own it (A Costly Victory, Aug. 28, North Shore News).

Dog owner needs training

Dear Editor: If the dog featured in your recent front-page story (Dog's Poisoning Sparks Warning, Aug.

Power play

The decision by the provincial government to halve the rate increase sought by B.C. Hydro is not only irresponsible, it's a rerun of the behaviour the Liberals rightly denounced an NDP government for in the 1990s.

Just 'cause we killed it doesn't mean we're against it

Dear Editor: No one who voted against the HST is anti-HST; we are anti-higher-taxes and unhappy with the Liberals. The introduction of this tax showed just how out of touch the Liberal government is with B.C. citizens.

MLA Sultan adds insult to injury

Dear Editor: With his snide and condescending comments, elitist West Vancouver MLA Ralph Sultan roundly insults the 900,000 or so B.C. residents who voted down the HST (Referendum Defeat Puts End to HST, Aug. 28, North Shore News).

Stand needs moving, not removing

Dear Editor: Surely this spot of trouble over Brian's Fruit Stand is being blown out of proportion; he has a legitimate right, and license, to sell his fruit on Dickinson Crescent.

Now plan has roots in then

Dear Editor: Thank you for the attention to Ambleside, and to the sustained community and council effort over the past decade to improve upon the heart of West Vancouver (AmblesideWhen? Aug. 21, North Shore News).

A great man who loved a great country

Dear Editor: Watching Jack Layton's funeral with millions of Canadians, emotions run strong.

Anti-fruit mansion owner should set sights elsewhere

Dear Editor: Boo hoo for West Vancouver homeowner Paul Marshall (Mansion Owner Takes on Fruit Man, Aug. 24, North Shore News). Kudos to the district's Bob Sokol for seeing through the ridiculousness of his complaint about Brian's Fruit Stand.
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