Share your opinion with editor@langleyadvancetimes.com

LETTER: French monument more important than Langley shed

Lots of federal help available for Canadian emergencies

Dear Editor,

While I appreciate Mr. McGregor’s concerns around the government spending money at home versus on the Notre-Dame de Paris [McGregor Says: Build at home before oversees, Langley Advance Times, May 29 column], we stand with our French allies who lost one of their national symbols.

Notre-Dame is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its loss is a huge tragedy. Canadians should be proud that our softwood lumber and steel have been to to be used to rebuild this significant icon.

Canadians have received much support from our own government after forest fires and floods. The federal government provided $2.5 million grant to Canadian Red Cross for flood recovery efforts, just this month.

In addition, when Fort MacMurray was engulfed in wildfires in 2016, our government matched all donations made to the Canadian Red Cross to help Fort MacMurray recover.

Regrettably, you will be unsuccessful in securing plywood for your shed from my office, but I am happy to join you at your roof-raising party with my hammer in one hand and one of your beers in the other!

John Aldag, MP, Cloverdale-Langley City

_________________________________

Do you have anything to add? Share your opinion.

Email: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Aldergrove’s Ethan Foster wins heptathlon in Edmonton

Foster and fellow TWU Spartan Weiss finish 1-2 at Golden Bear Open

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s International Music Festival is now open to budding Langley musicians

Vancouver Area Youth Arts Society took over hosting duties after local Kiwanis clubs folded in 2018

History made in draw 1 of 2020 New Holland Canadian Junior Championship in Langley

Champion curler Carly Smith is an amputee competing with other able bodied athletes

Northern B.C. RCMP investigating alleged sexual assault in lingerie store

One person was transported by ambulance to hospital following RCMP investigation at Sedaz

Vancouver police probe second homicide in less than 24 hours

Woman was found dead in her Gastown home

UBC, Iranian-Canadian community create memorial scholarship in honour of victims

The Jan. 8 crash killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians

Disrespectful that Horgan won’t meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

Na’moks said he was frustrated Horgan didn’t meet with the chiefs

Vancouver police investigate after man found dead in vehicle

Man has not been identified and no one has been arrested

Canucks extend home win streak to 8 with 4-1 triumph over Sharks

Victory lifts Vancouver into top spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

BC Green Party leader visits northern B.C. pipeline protest site

Adam Olsen calls for better relationship between Canada, British Columbia and First Nations

Most Read