October 20th, 2019

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Veterans Affairs troubles not the fault of Liberal gov’t

    I recently read a post on Facebook that showed veterans slamming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government for saying “veterans are asking for more than the government is able to give them.” I am a veteran and served the Canadian Armed Forces/Navy for 27 years. I would just like to add “my two [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Time for Alberta voters to break from tradition

    There are three unshakeable beliefs which have underpinned Alberta’s political identity for a long time now: No rats, no PST and … anyone named Trudeau is the Antichrist. Putting the first two aside for future consideration, the demonization of Trudeau pere et fils has helped create the situation we see in this election where the [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Take voting process out of the dark ages

    The federal election is fast approaching, and with advance polls which were opened Friday, Oct. 11, we went to vote. Our polling station was in the Holiday Inn in south Lethbridge. We were a little shocked to see a rather small room where there were lines of people waiting and two total voting booths and [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Examples of hypocrisy in action

    Recently a letter to the editor stated that B.C. was a good example that carbon taxes work. I decided to check their record and found the following numbers on the B.C. government website http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/soe/indicators/sustainability/ghg-emissions, so I would assume they are accurate. They use a base year of 2007 for their calculations and had figures through [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Canada should lead by example

    A roast calling Greta Thunberg a “spoiled European brat” and another roast against “all youth who don’t have answers to climate change” caught my attention this week. Greta is a 16-year-old from Sweden who sailed across the Atlantic to address the UN about climate change. I admire her for her commitment to draw attention to [...] Read More »

    5 days ago

Opinions

  • Yes, your vote does make a difference

    Even votes for the losers says something important By Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean If you’ve ever heard someone say “my vote doesn’t count,” what you’re really hearing is someone admit they know their candidate or party won’t win. In Alberta, the Conservative heartland of Canada, voting for any other party sometimes feels like an exercise in futility. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Lessons to be learned from Poland

    Polish populism blends ideas from the left and the right There is a tension at the heart of populist political parties that may ultimately lead most of them to electoral defeat. They depend heavily on the votes of the old, the poor and the poorly educated – “I love the poorly educated,” as Donald Trump [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Projects moving city forward

    It’s hard to believe we’re heading into the end of October already; this year has certainly flown by and we still have many exciting events coming up in the remainder of 2019. One event I was thrilled to attend recently was the grand opening of the brand new Cavendish Farms potato-processing facility. This was a [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Vote for leadership in dire time

    Canada needs a government to guide us through climate-change challenges Bruce Wilson I’m an oil and gas veteran with more than 30 years in the business. I want you to know this up front because it says everything and yet nothing about me. It has shaped me profoundly yet defines little of who I now [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • A fact-check on promises

    Political parties’ emissions pledges aren’t realistic Cosmos Voutsinos Our current election seems to be hinged on the pros and cons of climate change. Two political parties promise to go to net zero emissions by 2050; one other party beat them by promising to do it by 2030. All this, of course, is intended to posture, [...] Read More »

    5 days ago