Debate goes on
In response to the January/February
Debate, “Will the new federal tax
credit help children get physically fit?”
YES. Juvenile obesity is going to lead to more
taxpayers’ money going to medical care. Right
now there are too many at-home passive
activities for kids.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
NO. The tax credit is just a leaking Band-Aid. Parents who need help probably don’t
make enough to make a difference on their
tax returns, and parents who can afford these
programs have a little extra money anyway.
Sidney, British Columbia
YES. I am glad that society, including our
government, recognizes that our children are
not as healthy as they used to be. Although a tax
cut may be better than nothing, we still need to
make sure the money gets to where it can make
a big difference. Give it to the schools so that
they can offer after-school sport programs. Our
kids need this; they need something!
Medicine Hat, Alberta
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NO. The best way to do this is to spend money
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Burnaby, British Columbia
In response to the November/
December Debate, “Should Canada
rely more on nuclear energy?
NO. My opinion is that we have a truly great
Canadian living among us who has devoted
his life and career to what’s good for Canada,
the world and Mother Earth. When it comes
to trying to decide what’s best for all of these
things, I have to say I’m with David Suzuki!
Let’s get on with adopting his recommenda-
tions and get on to the next problem.
Odds and ends
Vice chairman’s tenure
On page 78 of the January/February Costco
Connection the article “Meet the board” men-
tions Charles T. Munger as vice chairman of
Berkshire Hathaway for more than five years.
If my memory serves me correctly, he has
been vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway
for some 30 years.
Kimberley, British Columbia
While Charles T. Munger has been vice chairman of the board at Berkshire Hathaway for
more than five years, it would have been more
accurate for us to state that he has served in
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