July 26th, 2017

Opinions

We’re living in preposterous times

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 21st, 2017

All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. The soap opera will continue and no amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best. Even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then. Some of the ... Read More »

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Carbon tax will be costly to Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 20th, 2017

David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW The more that we learn about the largest tax increase in Alberta’s history, the worse the news gets. While this home-grown carbon tax will have no effect on climate, it will pump hundreds of millions of dollars out of our province, even as Alberta weathers a once-in-a-generation recession. Fact is, ... Read More »

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NAFTA must be fair for Canada, too

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 19th, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are coming to fruition. The United States officially indicated its intention to renegotiate the trade deal on Wednesday, marking the start of a 90-day consultation window before formal talks get underway. During the U.S. presidential election, Trump called the trade deal “a ... Read More »

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ackling the problem of opioids

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 19th, 2017

We’ve all heard the very troubling news reports in Alberta and across Canada about the growing problem of addiction to opioids, especially fentanyl. Opioid addition is devastating families and causing an alarming number of deaths among those who – knowingly or unknowingly – make the mistake of using it. The issues associated with opioid addiction ... Read More »

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Restoring the RCMP’s lustre

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 17th, 2017

Older Canadians will remember when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were a source of national pride. Formed in 1920 through the amalgamation of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (founded in 1873 at the North-West Mountain Police) with the Dominion Police, the RCMP served for decades as a respected provincial police force and even saw duty ... Read More »

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Withdrawing from Paris Agreement not enough

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 15th, 2017

To keep commitments, Trump must end U.S. participation in original climate treaty Tom Harris INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SCIENCE COALITION President Donald Trump must get the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Besides its nonsensical objective of limiting ‘Earth’s temperature’ rise as if we had a global thermostat, the agreement lets developing countries ... Read More »

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The Korean crisis: why now?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 14th, 2017

Apart from Donald Trump’s need for a dramatic foreign policy initiative, is there any good reason why we are having a crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing now? If the Pyongyang regime is really planning an underground nuclear test soon, as Washington alleges, it will be the sixth bomb test it has carried out, ... Read More »

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It’s a busy time in the legislature

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 12th, 2017

This month’s ‘At The Legislature’ column by MLA Maria Fitzpatrick Government putting through many bills aimed at improving life for Albertans As I write my column this month I am thinking about some of the legislation our government has moved forward to make life better for Albertans. Recently, during legislative business, I listened to some ... Read More »

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Expanding trade with China

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 11th, 2017

While the White House is downplaying talk of a brewing trade war with Canada, recent comments by President Donald Trump have certainly caused some uncertainty with respect to Canada-U.S. trade relations. Perhaps Trump is just greasing the wheels for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with an aim to securing a better ... Read More »

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More reason to twin Highway 3

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 10th, 2017

Alberta communities along Highway 3 have been waiting for decades for twinning of the busy thoroughfare to make its way onto the provincial government’s priority list. From time to time, encouraging words trickle out of Edmonton, but as the years go by, southern Albertans are still waiting. There’s no doubt the cost of the project ... Read More »

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Ending the beef with county taxes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 8th, 2017

Casey G. Vander Ploeg ALBERTA CATTLE FEEDERS’ ASSOCIATION ALBERTA’S HERITAGE INDUSTRY – BEEF – AND THE GENERATIONS OF ALBERTANS WHO HAVE KEPT ITS HEART BEATING FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR FUTURE. INCREASED COSTS FROM THE PROVINCE, TAXATION BY MUNICIPALITIES, AND PROTECTIONIST THREATS FROM THE UNITED STATES HAVE BROUGHT UNTOLD PRESSURES. SOME ... Read More »

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