Letter: Get rid of racism, greed and we’ll have a model country

Mr. Trudeau is suggesting taxing the rich, but so far does nothing for the menial task worker.

To the editor:

I am tired of hearing that the falling value of the Canadian dollar is good for the economy. It only helps the big corporations catering to tourists.

We need to get back to having a liveable wage for our service workers. The top major retailers in 2011 controlled $196 billion in sales, paying low wages and limiting full time employment by using part time help. This denies the benefits of full-time.

The number of foreign retailers increased by 53 per cent in 2011. The top CEOs, in 2009, had a salary increase of 22 per cent from the average salary of $8.5 million.

We need to stop the combines like the oil and gas moguls that control our economy. It would make more sense to build pipelines for water too. Supply water to drought areas and control flooding.

Our banks, in my opinion do nothing for the common worker, their solution is keep our dollar low and try to convince us that solves the problem. We need a more effective monetary system, one not based on some hunk of metal buried in a vault.

We need better control of the distribution of our money. Mr. Trudeau is suggesting taxing the rich, but so far does nothing for the menial task worker.

We need controls that prevent excessive income controlled by greed. We need to give up the idea that charity is the answer.

Let’s get rid of capitalism in its present form. Build a country that offers a good quality of life to all Canadians. Get rid of racism and greed. We do owe the First Nations victims of the forced schooling and molesting more than an apology or a never-ending restitution. We should consider paying those proven victims a life-time annuity.

We have a wonderful country with all the resources to be completely independent and build a model country for the world to follow.

 

Art Ferguson, West Kelowna

 

 

Just Posted

Kelowna’s definitive Christmas market list

We’ve prepared a list of every market in the Central Okanagan

Festival of Trees returns to West Kelowna’s Mission Hill Winery

The fundraiser for the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation will run Nov. 23 to Jan. 4

Proportional representation vote continues to draw low numbers

Only 6.5 per cent of eligible voters have cast ballots so far in B.C. referendum

Kelowna Skating Club skaters take home 10 medals and three provincial titles

Ava Sanderson was among the winners of the 2019 B.C and Yukon Sectional Championships

Kelowna to host World Junior pre-tournament game

Team Russia will take on Team Sweden at Prospera Place on Dec. 18

Your weekday weather update

Flurries and more rain anticipated for the Okanagan - Shuswap

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

Okanagan pickleball pair win bronze at nationals

Vernon and Kelowna players reach podium in California

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Couple allegedly caught staking out Okanagan home

The man and woman were seen in a black Suzuki Tracker with a white back

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

Heading soccer balls can cause damage to brain cells: UBC study

Roughly 42 per cent of children in the country play soccer, according to statistics from Heritage Canada

Most Read