February 22nd, 2018

Opinions

A plan to deal with dementia

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 12th, 2018

Happy New Year! As the new year begins, I am preparing for our next session in the legislature, finalizing the recommendations for the Child Intervention Panel, and preparing a private member’s bill that I hope to introduce. In December 2017, our government announced our Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan. Dementia is a devastating, costly ... Read More »

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Leaders need to lead the way

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 11th, 2018

Change on Parliament Hill to end sexual misconduct must come from top down The suggestion by former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose that federal political party leaders need to send a message to party members that sexual misconduct won’t be tolerated is good advice. It’s something one might assume shouldn’t need to be pointed out, ... Read More »

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Space 2018: better late than never

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 7th, 2018

New players are setting their sights on the moon and beyond It’s going to be a good year in space, and the new players are aiming high. The Indian Space Research Organization intends to send Chandrayaan-2, an uncrewed orbiter, lander and rover, to the moon in March. In July, Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will arrive ... Read More »

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Trying to ease Korean tensions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 5th, 2018

“Sports and politics don’t mix,” former U.S. Olympian Eric Heiden once said. They may not mix, but that doesn’t stop them from being frequently tossed into a blender anyway. With the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea just over a month away, political efforts are underway to try to ensure the ... Read More »

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Looking back and looking ahead

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 5th, 2018

The new year provides a great opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed and anticipate the year that is to come. The highlight of 2017 was definitely the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday! This special milestone provided an opportunity for Canadians to celebrate and take pride in the country we call home, while ... Read More »

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Coral reefs and geo-engineering

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 31st, 2017

Coral reefs disappearing rapidly as temperatures rise Whenever I get the chance, I go diving. The whole family are divers, right down to the grandchildren: it’s one of the pretexts we use to get together. And we all know the coral reefs are dying. There are still healthy reefs, and even after they have been ... Read More »

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Revolutionizing the food chain

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 27th, 2017

Blockchain would enhance agri-food sector in several ways Sylvain Charlebois SENIOR FELLOW, ATLANTIC INSTITUTE FOR MARKET STUDIES The cryptocurrency revolution has introduced some interesting technology, notably the blockchain concept, which holds great potential for the agri-food sector. Blockchain is a way of storing and sharing information across a network of users in an open virtual ... Read More »

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South Africa: It could be worse

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 24th, 2017

“We have three gangsters, one suspect, and a president who is prisoner of a Top Six that is clearly compromised,” said Zackie Achmat, AIDS activist and Nobel Prize nominee, on hearing that Cyril Ramaphosa, a former trade union leader and businessman, had been elected president of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC). It’s hard ... Read More »

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Alberta’s economy heating up

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 22nd, 2017

Results show NDP government’s plan for province is working The depth of winter is a great time for good news, and happily for us, Alberta has plenty to share! Our plan is working; our economy is looking up. The Conference Board of Canada is projecting a 6.7 per cent increase in GDP this year. That’s ... Read More »

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Ethics pledge falling short

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 22nd, 2017

Justin Trudeau entered the office of prime minister pledging to raise the bar for transparency and ethics. So far, Trudeau has failed to walk the talk. On Wednesday, Trudeau became the first prime minister found in violation of federal conflict-of-interest rules following a probe by federal ethics commissioner Mary Dawson into Trudeau’s vacation last Christmas ... Read More »

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When a kiss is just a kiss

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 20th, 2017

We do children no favours when we read lust and sexual assault into fairy tales Gerry Bowler SENIOR FELLOW, FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY In “Casablanca,” the greatest movie ever made, Dooley Wilson (as Sam) sings: “You must remember this/ A kiss is just a kiss/ A sigh is just a sigh.” Sarah Hall of ... Read More »

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