August 22nd, 2017

Opinions

Alberta new poster child for deficits

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 14th, 2017

Province’s run of deficits towers over Ontario’s worst Ben Eisen and Steve Lafleur THE FRASER INSTITUTE – VANCOUVER Over the past decade, Ontario emerged as the poster child for poor fiscal management in Canada, due largely to the province’s deep run of deficits. However, thanks to a decade of rapid spending growth and painful decline ... Read More »

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Watchdog must be impartial

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 14th, 2017

One of the most important qualifications in adjudicating matters of any kind is impartiality. Whether it involves a judge in a court case, a referee officiating a game, an arbitrator handling a labour mediation or a volunteer judging jams at a local fair, it’s vital that the person making the decisions is completely unbiased. Objectivity ... Read More »

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Setting it straight

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 14th, 2017

In a letter to the editor in Monday’s Herald with the headline “Thanks for honouring girl’s memory,” the writer included an incorrect year in the original letter. Tanis D. Short passed away in October of 2005, not ... Read More »

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Credit downgrade prompts fear-mongering

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 12th, 2017

Alberta finance minister should look to Saskatchewan for example of spending discipline Steve Lafleur and Ben Eisen THE FRASER INSTITUTE – VANCOUVER Standard & Poor’s recently announced it was once again downgrading Alberta’s credit rating – this time, by two notches, from AA to A+. No surprise, given that ratings agencies warned this could happen ... Read More »

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Israel and the Fifty-Year War

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 11th, 2017

As Israeli columnist Gideon Levy wrote recently in the daily Haaretz: “In retrospect, it should be called the Fifty-Year War, not the Six-Day War. And judging by the political situation, its life expectancy appears endless.” This past week (June 5-10) is the 50th anniversary of the brief war in 1967 that added the Old City ... Read More »

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Does profit trump ethics?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 9th, 2017

Former bank employees told Parliamentarians about high-pressure sales tactics within Canada’s big banks during committee hearings Wednesday in Ottawa. The committee of federal MPs is conducting hearings following a number of CBC reports in which employees at some major banks allege they were pressured to sell unnecessary products and services to clients in order to ... Read More »

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It’s a big week for Alberta seniors

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 9th, 2017

I begin today’s column by wishing all of our seniors a very happy and productive seniors’ week. There are many activities happening at both seniors’ centres this week and winding down Saturday. I hope that if you are a senior you have registered for the Seniors Wellness Day, happening at Nord-Bridge Senior Citizens Association, beginning ... Read More »

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As British PM says, enoughis enough

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 7th, 2017

London continues to mourn the victims of the country’s latest terrorist attack – the third in three months. Its citizens aren’t the only ones mourning. Other nations, including Canada, are mourning their own victims in the attack. Experts on the subject of terrorism say the tactic is designed to create fear and disrupt the lives ... Read More »

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How the Great White North can change the world

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 5th, 2017

Canada has important role to play in global biodiversity conservation Dan Kraus NATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA As a northern nation that was mostly covered by glaciers only 10,000 years ago, Canada has fewer species than tropical countries where the evolution and emergence of new species has been operating in stable environments for hundreds of thousands ... Read More »

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Preaching the tale of automation

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 4th, 2017

Wittenberg is the German city where Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door 500 years ago and launched the Protestant Reformation. To mark the anniversary, the local Protestant authorities have installed a robot called BlessU-2 to deliver blessings in five languages. The robot priest has a touchscreen chest, two arms and a ... Read More »

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Exciting time in the big blue tent

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 2nd, 2017

With Andrew Scheer elected as the new permanent leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, it’s an exciting time to be a Conservative! Our leadership convention in Toronto came down to a nail-biting finish, with Scheer overtaking Maxime Bernier by a narrow, but decisive margin. This leadership race presented a critical choice for our party, ... Read More »

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