October 17th, 2018

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Wide-ranging representation needed for drug committee

    The city is conducting a public review of drug addiction issues with hopefully improved regulations as an outcome. I write this letter to help this decision process especially for phase 3. Phase 1 was the Community Input Sessions on Oct. 10 and 11. At these sessions the public had the opportunity to share its experiences [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Canada must make sure GFF pipeline remains open

    Western Canada knows the importance of investment in projects and infrastructure to provide energy to millions. World Bank president Jim Kim thinks investment in people is actually more important for economic growth. The federal government has another chance to invest, this time in people, to the tune of just $240 million. The Global Financing Facility [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Atheism is not a belief system?

    Patricia and Tony Pargeter claim (Oct. 3 Herald) that because they are atheists, they do not harbour “any beliefs, preferring the mental activity of ‘thinking’ to that of ‘believing,'” and that secularism arose as a response to the competing “belief systems” of religion. Really? Atheism is not a belief system? Atheistic communism with its suppression [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Kenney painted into a corner

    Three days ago, Jason Kenney and Ontario Premier Doug Ford led a crowd of some 2,000 Calgarians in a chant railing against carbon taxes. They offered no alternative means of dealing with climate change, or of meeting our Paris targets set by former PM Stephen Harper. However, then the Nobel Prize for economics was awarded [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • What is happening in Canadian houses?

    Barbara Bush once said. “You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but what happens inside your house.” What is happening in Canadian houses? Parents are [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Opinions

  • Comparing Jews to Nazis anti-Semitic

    Mike Fegelman Honest Reporting Canada Re: Lethbridge Herald: Dave Mabell: “Israeli-Palestinian peace hope begins at grassroots” (Oct. 18): According to the Lethbridge Herald’s Dave Mabell, Mount Royal University professor Mark Ayyash (who’s also director of a peace studies initiative in Calgary) outrageously linked the situation in the Palestinian territories to the suffering that Jews endured [...] Read More »

    21 mins ago
  • ‘Dictator oil’ campaign not helping

    An increasingly hostile campaign that accuses Eastern Canadians of supporting “dictator oil,” “terrorist oil” or worse is increasingly off-base and not helping win over average Canadians. To be frank, your average Canadian doesn’t import any oil, doesn’t own a refinery and doesn’t have the financial resources to make a pipeline happen. Do you? Yet, politicians, [...] Read More »

    21 mins ago
  • Pot legalization another turning point for Canada

    It could be seen as a turning point in a province that wasn’t yet 20 years old. But not many Albertans will remember what happened on Nov. 5, 1923. Not sure? That was the day Albertans voted to end Prohibition. Rejecting half-way measures – beer sales allowed but no hard liquor, or beer only in [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • World will be watching when Canada lights up on Wednesday

    On Wednesday, Canada will make history by being the first big country to legalize marijuana nation-wide which, if successful, could serve as a model for other developed nations. Uruguay is the only other state to have legalized it across the country, which it did in 2013, but with a population of 3.4 million, it’s about [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Waiting for other shoe to drop

    They STILL haven’t dropped the other shoe. The “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C” contains terrifying forecasts about what will happen when we reach an average global temperature one-and-a-half degrees C higher than the pre-industrial average. (We are now at +1C.) But it still shies away from talking about the feedbacks, the refugees and [...] Read More »

    3 days ago