September 25th, 2016

Opinions

Who would ISIS vote for in U.S. election?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 25th, 2016

“Hillary Clinton’s weakness while she was Secretary of State has emboldened terrorists all over the world to attack the U.S., even on our own soil,” wrote Donald Trump on Facebook after the bombing in New York last Saturday. “They are hoping and praying that Hillary Clinton becomes president, that they can continue their savagery and ... Read More »

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Supporting agriculture sector

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 24th, 2016

Government has a role to play in helping agriculture industry do its job David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW With harvest well underway, this is a good opportunity for all of us to share our appreciation with Alberta’s farm families. These folks are working long hours, bringing in the crops and trucking calves to auction. They’re ... Read More »

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Threats to economic freedom

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 23rd, 2016

Government policies threaten Canada’s reputation Fred McMahon and Ben Eisen THE FRASER INSTITUTE – VANCOUVER Canada ranks a remarkable fifth in the world in economic freedom, just behind Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Switzerland. The “land of the maple leaf” is far ahead of our southern neighbour, supposedly the “land of the free.” The ... Read More »

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Problem that won’t go away

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 22nd, 2016

Food bank use continues to grow It’s time to draw the line. That’s the word from Food Banks Canada this week during Hunger Awareness Week, the theme for which is “Draw the Line on Hunger.” Food Banks Canada points out that use of food banks across Canada is 26 per cent higher than it was ... Read More »

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United Canada without monarchy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 22nd, 2016

It’s time for Canada to join ranks of republics Jeffrey Cunningham Canada and England would fit seamlessly into the international community without the monarchy. It is not accidental that the great majority of nations are republics. It has been the result of humanity’s long groping in the dark, tribulations and sacrifices. Its first and greatest ... Read More »

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Go carefully on electoral reform

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 21st, 2016

Work is proceeding on one of Justin Trudeau’s election promises – electoral reform. The Special Committee on Electoral Reform will be in Toronto today as part of the committee’s cross-Canada tour launched this week to hear the views of Canadians regarding the electoral system. One of the prime objectives of the consultation process is to ... Read More »

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Hungary: closing the border

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 18th, 2016

“Hungary is not far away from issuing orders to open fire on refugees,” said one of the European Union’s foreign ministers on Tuesday, and called for the country to be suspended or even expelled from the EU because of its “massive violation” of the EU’s fundamental values. And it’s true that Hungary has built a ... Read More »

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n engaged community

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 16th, 2016

One of city council’s goals within our strategic plan is to encourage and enhance citizen engagement. We know all citizens have different needs and different levels of interest in city activities. The best way for city council to get information to the public, and get feedback, is to give a variety of engagement opportunities and ... Read More »

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Gender pay gap still an issue

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 16th, 2016

There’s good news and bad news in a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. In the analysis of 35 member countries and 11 partner countries, 55 per cent of Canadian adults had post-secondary education, well above the average of 35 per cent. Canada’s figure ranked highest among OECD countries. On the ... Read More »

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How will wage hike work out?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 14th, 2016

It’s official. Alberta’s minimum wage is going up and will eventually reach $15 an hour by October 2018. The province’s minimum-wage earners will likely be celebrating the news. Alberta’s business community? Not so much. Alberta’s NDP government has followed through on its election promises by passing legislation that will hike the minimum wage to $12.20 ... Read More »

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Brazil after Dilma Rousseff

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 11th, 2016

On Tuesday former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff left the presidential palace in Brasilia and boarded a plane for her adopted home city of Porto Alegre. She leaves behind a successor who risks indictment for far worse offences than the ones that brought her down, and a country that has lost its right to a place ... Read More »

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