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Balancing the budget

Re: Law poses dilemma for NDP (Aug. 18). Here's a radical thought -- behave as though the priority was serving the public with a long-term view rather than getting re-elected. Elected representatives need to remember that they are employed in term positions. Do what's best for Manitobans, because good governance demands it. Opposition members have the same obligation, so it shouldn't be too difficult.

It will require intelligent discourse rather than partisan sniping, but I think both sides are capable (if not well-practiced). We'd all be better off for that too.

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Sooner or later this province is going to have to face the music. Our steady-as-you-go motto is not going to do what is required to bring our financial house into order.

The lack of ability of the government to create/draw in real meaningful jobs, and their unwillingness to make the necessary cuts, will be the death of us all.

And really, does anyone think that a government who uses creative accounting to balance a four-year budget over five years is going to get the job done?

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Premier Greg Selinger may want to have to have a balanced budget, but it won't happen and he will provide us with a list of bogus factors why it did not happen.

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Creationism in schools decried

Re: Controversial trustee candidate calls for creationism teachings in schools (Aug. 17). The problem with teaching elements from religion in public schools is how do you decide which religion is chosen.

Christianity is no longer so dominant a choice in society, and even if it were, then which sect? There is a wide divergence of teachings, even under the Christian banner. Many interpretations of the Christian Bible exist: not every religion subscribes to the 6000-year-old Earth notion (can't even call it a theory).

If you want to argue for fair treatment of all religious beliefs in public schools, the only solution is to keep religion out of public schools.

If you want to ensure your kids are taught your beliefs, send them to a school that teaches them your beliefs.

-- Family Guy

 

I'm an outcast -- a lefty who happens to believe in God. Neither creationism nor evolution should be taught. Let the individual grow up and discover for themselves.

-- KevinSC

 

Yikes. She has every right to run, I suppose. The only religion I see continuing in public schools is praying for the 3:30 bell.

-- Waz72

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 19, 2014 A6

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