July 28th, 2016

Opinions

Justify new taxes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 28th, 2016

For many Canadians, the “spell of the Yukon” involves adventure, risk – and maybe riches. When our premiers met in Whitehorse last week, they seemingly failed to capture the wide vision, the untamed splendour of our far northern mountains and valleys. Instead, some of them talked about grapes – and beer! Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, as ... Read More »

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Democratic reform needs democratic consent

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 28th, 2016

When it comes to proportional representation, e-voting and lowering the age of voters, we all deserve a voice Jackson Doughart Contributor, Troy Media – Halifax, N.S. Democratic reform is a hot topic these days. And democracy must be a critical part of the decision-making in any reform. Parliament has drawn up a committee to study ... Read More »

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Imagining Trump in power

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 24th, 2016

Let us suppose that it is July 2017. Let us suppose that Donald Trump, nominated as the Republican candidate for the U.S. presidency exactly a year ago, won the November election – quite narrowly, perhaps, but the polls are certainly suggesting that such a thing is possible. So he was inaugurated six months ago, and ... Read More »

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Finding a way out of downturn

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 23rd, 2016

Albertans will get through tough times by working together David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW It feels good to be Alberta bound Summer has arrived. Across our great province, families are hitting the road to make the most of their vacations, rediscovering the great outdoors, joining local parades, and attending festivals. It’s that wonderful time of ... Read More »

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Enjoying our city and public lands

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 22nd, 2016

Summertime means a lot of things to southern Albertans. For some, it means spending weekends at music festivals or powwows, gardening or going to the farmers’ market, enjoying our natural spaces by camping, fishing, and hiking, or maybe just walking around the city catching PokŽmon. Whatever interests you, you can be sure there is something ... Read More »

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Sending troops to Riga right call

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 22nd, 2016

Justin Trudeau was smart enough to run an election campaign that stressed a more harmonious nation and a more peaceful planet. But that doesn’t mean he’s na•ve enough to think Canada and its allies face no threats in a world in which Cold War tensions persist. It’s no surprise, then, that the prime minister’s recent ... Read More »

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Jobsite safety is crucial

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 21st, 2016

Chances are when most of us head off to work, we don’t worry that perhaps we won’t return home in the same state of health in which we left. But the reality is that some jobs are more hazardous than others, and ranking high on that list are jobs in the construction industry. It’s with ... Read More »

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Canada’s ‘unnecessary’ epidemic

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 21st, 2016

Hepatitis C is curable but thousands of Canadians don’t know they have it By Laurie Edmiston EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CATIE July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and it’s fitting to remind ourselves that Canadians’ lives are imperiled unnecessarily by hepatitis C – stemming from a lack of knowledge about the disease and from barriers to gaining ... Read More »

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Trouble piling up for Rio Olympics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 20th, 2016

There’s just over two weeks before the start of the Rio Olympics. Can’t you just feel the excitement building? No? Well, you’re probably not alone. It’s not unusual for some controversy to be part of the leadup to the Olympic Games, but this year’s event might be setting an Olympic record. The latest addition to ... Read More »

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Britain: Shakespeare in action

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 17th, 2016

All the main Brexit leaders left the stage, leaving Theresa May to lead the country It’s a bit like a Shakespeare play – specifically the final scene of Hamlet, when almost all the play’s major characters die violently. And now we’re down to one. Her name is Theresa May. It has been barely three weeks ... Read More »

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Sanders made an impact

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 16th, 2016

Bernie Sanders acknowledged on Tuesday that he will not be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States. That outcome once seemed like a foregone conclusion. Sanders is not, after all, a Democrat – and that was the least of his handicaps. Pugnacious and rumpled. Seventy-four years old. A self-proclaimed socialist. He once delivered ... Read More »

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