June 19th, 2018

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Trump treatment of Canada disgraceful

    If you are wondering what is going on in the United States with the president, rest assured that most of us Americans are trying to figure that out, too. Alienating our closest friend, Canada – not to mention our other global allies at the G-7 summit – was predictable, par for the course, given the [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Is carbon tax worth $10B loss?

    MP Rachael Harder should be commended for pointing out that we must continue to develop our oil and gas industry. I also share her frustration that, despite repeated questioning by the federal Conservatives, the price tag for the Trudeau Liberal government’s carbon tax is still a secret. Some numbers are available, however. In, Economic and [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Tip your hats to all the moms and dads

    Precious moms and dads. Yes, and especially moms, and their special career of motherhood. I fondly remember my mom, even trough the most difficult times, always loving, caring and protecting their children. And Dad was always our breadwinner, and the supporter for Mom raising the children. In raising our own family, I appreciate my wife [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • If needles are to be handed out, they should be tracked

    The ARCHES representative states that, “some people on social media say that we should just let the addicts infect each other.” Yet that “some” is basically “none.” In fact, 99 per cent of the posters on Facebook and the petition say that we need to do everything possible to mitigate disease among the addicts. Most [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • MAiD law marks second anniversary

    June 17 will mark the second anniversary of the enactment of Canada’s law concerning medical assistance in dying (MAiD). Since the law came into being, approximately 4,000 people have availed themselves of its provisions in order to escape from intolerable suffering brought about by incurable diseases. This number represents less than one per cent of [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • The Singapore Summit

    If the Singapore meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un had been a zero-sum game, then Trump definitely lost. But maybe it wasn’t. Kim got a meeting with Trump on terms of strict equality right down to the number of flags on display, which is a huge boost for his regime’s claim to legitimacy. He [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Explaining City property taxes

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman With property taxes due at the end of this month, this is the time of year when residents have questions about their tax bills and how their tax money is spent to provide municipal services. As mandated in the provincial Municipal Government Act, we only [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Defence against cyber attacks

    It used to be that countries only had to defend their borders against attacks by land, by sea or by air. Today, there’s a fourth way in which nations and its citizens can be attacked: via cyberspace. As has been demonstrated in a number of high-profile incursions launched through the internet, such attacks can be [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ethiopia’s magical new saviour

    Nobody outside the ruling party really knows much about Abiy Ahmed beyond his official Party biography, but Ethiopia’s new prime minister looks a lot like Magic Man at the moment. Three years of mounting protests have suddenly stopped, the state of emergency has been lifted, and with a single dramatic announcement he has ended twenty [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Working to get pipeline built

    While gladly home in Lethbridge for Constituency Week in late May, I was very busy, out and about at a number of events and celebrating provincial government funding for the following groups: LCI to support the purchase of new wrestling mats for the 2019 Rural Championships being held here in Lethbridge; Exhibition Park to upgrade [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago