December 11th, 2017

Opinions

Another slap in face for taxpayers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 8th, 2017

The release of the so-called “Paradise Papers” is the latest slap in the face to Canadians who are still smarting over the Bill Morneau controversy. While the Liberals pushed their tax reform plan by trumpeting the slogan “tax fairness,” revelations of Morneau’s own financial dealings – including failure to disclose his ownership, through a private ... Read More »

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Catalonia: The silent majority

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 5th, 2017

Spain’s handling of referendum has made a martyr of nationalist leader It’s been going on for a while. “Recently in Catalonia we have been living through a kind of ‘soft’ totalitarianism … the illusion of unanimity created by the fear of expressing dissent,” wrote best-selling Catalan author Javier Cercas in the Spanish newspaper El Pais ... Read More »

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Can’t we discuss climate politely?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 5th, 2017

Gerry Bowler FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY “Blatherskite.” “Trained seal.” “Dim-witted saboteur.” “A piece of sh-.” All these terms have been deemed “unparliamentary language” in Canada; use of them, and 102 other specified pieces of verbal abuse, may result in penalties levied by the Speaker of the House of Commons upon members of Parliament. To ... Read More »

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Remembering sacrifices for freedom

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 3rd, 2017

On Remembrance Day, we pause. On Nov. 11, 1918, while huddled in a railroad car in the forest of Compiegne, an armistice agreement was signed between Germany and the Allied countries. This agreement brought an end to the battle on the Western Front and signaled complete defeat for Germany and total victory for the Allies. ... Read More »

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Energy debate stuck in a rut

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 2nd, 2017

We need to move away from polarizing energy narratives Bill Whitelaw JUNEWARREN-NICKLE’S ENERGY GROUP Can families help get Canada out of its energy policy rut? If oil and gas companies and governments funded family reunions, it might help. Sound crazy? Family gatherings could accomplish something that’s eluded Canadians by using an established social space to ... Read More »

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A few determined men

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 29th, 2017

One hundred years ago this coming week, in the midst of the First World War, the British government sent a letter known as the Balfour Declaration that led, three decades later, to the creation of the state of Israel. The letter was officially sent to Lord Walter Rothschild, the head of Britain’s Zionist Federation, by ... Read More »

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Lethbridge a giving community

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 27th, 2017

If you have been in Lethbridge for any length of time, you know that this is a city full of generous people. Whenever there is an international disaster or something close to home, folks here respond by giving of their money, their materials and their time. What’s more, they will give again and again and ... Read More »

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Adapting to a changing world

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 25th, 2017

The modern workplace is a far different place than it was a few decades ago. As technological changes continue and the pace of such change quickens, we can expect an even more dramatic shift in the look of the work world of the future. So what does that mean for young people today? What will ... Read More »

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Syria and the fall of Kirkuk

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 22nd, 2017

Two big cities fell within 24 hours of each other last weekend. The fall of Raqqa in Syria, once the capital of all the territory ruled by ISIS, came after a five-month siege and was no surprise at all. The fall of the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk in Iraq took less than a day and ... Read More »

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Ready to guide city for next four years

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 20th, 2017

With the 2017 municipal election now behind us, I want to thank all those who participated in the democratic process, either as candidates or as voters. The democratic process is central to our free society. It provides accountability as well as the opportunity for the whole community to express their views on the performance of ... Read More »

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Playing hardball at NAFTA table

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 18th, 2017

U.S. demands increasingly strict As the Major League Baseball playoffs continue, the United States is playing a little hardball of its own during NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico. An analysis of the U.S.’s ever-increasing demands at the negotiating table raises the question of whether the Americans grasp the concept of compromise. Perhaps the U.S. ... Read More »

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