October 20th, 2019

Opinions

Yes, your vote does make a difference

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 19th, 2019

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 »

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Lessons to be learned from Poland

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 19th, 2019

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 »

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Projects moving city forward

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 18th, 2019

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 »

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Vote for leadership in dire time

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 17th, 2019

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 »

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A fact-check on promises

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 16th, 2019

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 »

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What will federal parties do to strengthen charities?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 15th, 2019

By Bruce MacDonald Canadians will elect a new House of Commons on Oct. 21. We’ve already seen the political parties and their leaders staking out positions on an array of fundamental issues. Whether it’s climate change, taxes, employment, foreign policy, immigration or health care, we have a pretty good idea where each party stands. But ... Read More »

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Betraying the Kurds again

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 12th, 2019

Syrian Kurds’ hope now rests with Assad Everybody betrays the Kurds. It’s an old Middle Eastern tradition. But given Donald Trump’s reputation for treachery, it’s astonishing how bad he is at it. This particular betrayal got underway on Sunday night. After a telephone conversation with Turkey’s strongman president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump declared that he ... Read More »

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Well done, Lethbridge!

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 11th, 2019

This month’s ‘At the Legislature’ column by MLA Nathan Neudorf It seems a bit odd to be writing a summer wrap-up in October just after our first snowfalls, but maybe it’s appropriate given that we’ve had such a busy summer. This summer, I have learned a lot about Lethbridge and the exceptional people who live ... Read More »

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Facebook shirks responsibility

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 10th, 2019

In a world where elections in democratic countries can – and are – being influenced by fake news, it’s important for news organizations and social media sites to make sure political ads don’t make false claims. That’s especially true during election campaigns. So it’s alarming that Facebook is backing away from a policy of banning ... Read More »

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Women can make a difference

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 9th, 2019

Women ready to step up in political debate Lucy Miller CONTRIBUTOR, TROY MEDIA Forty-five years into a career as an educator and social sector leader, I have never been involved in politics. But this election has become too important to sit on the sidelines. I’ve lived all over Canada, spending years in Nova Scotia, Ontario, ... Read More »

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New energy future for Alberta?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 8th, 2019

Is province prepared for disruptive change to energy sector? Shelley Wilson CONTRIBUTOR, TROY MEDIA Recently we saw further waves buffeting the oil industry. Millions of people around the world marched on Sept. 27 demanding climate action, and British Columbia won a court ruling that temporarily blocks Alberta’s turn-off-the-taps legislation. Against this backdrop, the recent Energy ... Read More »

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