Letters to the Editor

U.S. president’s speech made a local impact

I’m writing this letter with appreciation to U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech (photo at left).

I was grateful to hear him address key issues including poverty, middle-class concerns and gun control.

I was pleased when he addressed the Wisconsin Sikh Temple Tragedy as this was a devastating incident that took place in the community.

His recognition of the policeman who was wounded at the shooting reflects the president’s efforts placed towards ending gun violence.

The Sikh community should be proud of his speech as he denounced this tragic event.

Although his speech doesn’t address Canada, I believe Obama’s focus on the key issues are ones to be taken as an example for our leading government.

 

Charan Gill, CEO

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Election 2014: Development a hot topic at Township debate (with video)
 
Police look for suspects
 
Charges laid in Willowbrook mall robbery
Flu season may be early this year
 
Petition opposes Dignity Village proposal
 
Charges laid in fatal Surrey stabbing
New Loblaws CityMarket caters to ‘food enthusiasts’
 
Council Candidate: David Brett running in the City of New Westminster
 
Peace Arch News publisher prepares to turn the page

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.