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Yet all our premier cares about is oil and continually throwing money at oil-related companies. The time for our oil has passed and we need to deal with it. It is costly, hard to extract, hard to move and not wanted by the world as more countries are wisely moving to a green economy. Also the government revenue it creates is a sad joke.
Just take a look at shares of Tesla and you will see our world is evolving and Alberta must evolve or close up shop. It is past time to scour the earth for new business opportunities and admit we mishandled this resource from day one and have no one to blame but 50 years of conservative governments.
It’s time to bring in a sales tax, figure out how to diversify our economy and leave oil in the rearview mirror.
Inez Dyer, Edmonton
Curriculum does foster critical thinking
Re. “Critical thinking an essential skill,” Letters, Aug. 28
The writer of the letter to the editor, referenced above, has not done his homework. Had Mr. Long bothered to go to the Alberta Education website, he might have found that numeracy is not simply the math curriculum. Just as literacy is not just reading and writing. Indeed, the point of the focus on numeracy and literacy in all subject areas is to create students who are critical thinkers.
I would suggest that criticism would require one to actually have at least researched what they are criticizing. As a former and original member of the Literacy and Numeracy team, I can assure you that the one thing that has survived three governments are the progressions we wrote.
Bev Milobar, Edmonton
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