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  • Peter without principal
    May 07, 2013 - 13:47

    what a politician says is not what he/she means to say, what you heard them say is not what they actually said, what they said is not what they actually meant. what you think they said was taken outta context, what they didn't say is what they mean to say,

    • Jack
      May 08, 2013 - 07:50

      You don't say !!!

  • George C. Hill
    May 07, 2013 - 12:17

    The Federal government needs to implement a National SAR policy: The Federal Government is responsible for ALL Search & Rescue Nationwide... Or it should be ! It is irresponsible for the Federal Government Not to have a National SAR program. We all pay Federal Taxes... Then we should have a National SAR program that is equal in all Provinces in Coverage, Equipment, Budget and Personnel. The way it is now is that the richer Provinces get better SAR Services ? IF SO - Not right. Put the Canadian Coast Guard into the picture just like in the USA. Fund it and it will happen ! The Canadian Forces do a great job with what little they have, but that is insufficient to the need. Place the Canadian Coast Guard in charge of SAR and the military can assist when available. Every Canadian deserves the same quality of service. This shouldn't be a hit or miss event depending on which province one lives. SAR should be a priority of the highest order no matter whom you are or where you live. The Federal Government , Not the Provincial Government, should bear the full responsibility for a National SAR Program. Provincial participation should be supplemental. CANADA should have the best SAR Program in the world. It has the funds... It has the people... It has the need... Now we require the Politicians with the Will.

    • Aunt Lizzie
      May 07, 2013 - 15:08

      George, your reasoning may be sound, but it is not constitutional. Perhaps while you are opening the constitution to make all SAR a federal responsibility, you can do the same for health care (it should be the same for all Canadians), education (same principle applies), the court system (again, there is no reason for it to differ from one province to the next), sales tax (why should Albertans pay no sales tax while the rest of us pay through the nose?), etc, etc. Following your logic, we could just do away with provinces altogether and have one national government taxing us all equally and providing equal services across Canada. Not a bad idea, perhaps. But that darned constitution is in the way.

  • Don
    May 07, 2013 - 08:34

    Beware of Greeks baring gifts. I would not trust MacKay as far as I could throw the Confederation Bldg.

  • Peter Principle
    May 07, 2013 - 07:22

    I wish they would Peter out; McKay, Peneshue, et all.