December 14th, 2019

Opinions

English turkeys vote for Brexit

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 14th, 2019

Boris Johnson wins election on strength of English voters Down on the turkey farm, the Scottish and Irish birds noticed that the smiling man in the festive costume was holding a hatchet behind his back, and hid. The Welsh turkeys looked confused and huddled together squawking. But the English turkeys marched bravely up to the ... Read More »

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Alberta’s year of transformation

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 13th, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Legislature adjourned for the holidays. Our government has been working incredibly hard for you and your family, and I wanted to update you on some of the accomplishments that have happened throughout the last two sittings of the Assembly. This was a year of transformative change for Alberta, and I ... Read More »

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Standing up for public education

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 12th, 2019

Jason Schilling PRESIDENT, ALBERTA TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released results of international assessments that showed Alberta’s public education system remained one of the very best education systems in the entire world. Our system ranked third in the world in reading, third in science and eighth in mathematics. ... Read More »

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No celebrating this anniversary

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 11th, 2019

China’s detaining of two Canadians has reached a year A one-year anniversary passed Tuesday, but it isn’t one that was being celebrated – least of all by the two Canadians to whom the milestone applied. Tuesday marked one year since Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in China in what had all the ... Read More »

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The kids in the Reform Party

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 10th, 2019

Conservative Party will have to break free from its roots in order to form gov’t By Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean My confirmation bias senses are tingling. In a recent interview with CBC, Stephen Harper’s former campaign director, Jenni Byrne, spoke about the growing opposition within the Conservative Party of Canada to Andrew Scheer remaining Leader of the ... Read More »

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Faint hope in Yemen

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 7th, 2019

It’s become clear the Saudis will never win Some wars end in victory, but just as many sputter out in exhaustion. The war in Yemen, now coming up on five years old, always looked likely to end up in the second category, and the time may be quite soon. It would be not a moment ... Read More »

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Priorities for the 43rd Parliament

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 6th, 2019

Ethics and accountability need to be restored On Thursday my colleagues and I returned to the House of Commons where we got our first look at Justin Trudeau’s minority government. Serving as the Official Opposition, Conservatives stand united and well-positioned to hold the Liberal government to account. Under the leadership of Andrew Scheer, we have ... Read More »

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Volunteers make an impact around the world

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 5th, 2019

International Volunteer Day is being recognized today, highlighting the important contributions by volunteers in our communities and around the world. The special day was introduced in 1985 by United Nations Volunteers and is a key tool in the organization’s promoting of volunteerism as well as encouraging governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions ... Read More »

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Silencing the messengers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 4th, 2019

By Trevor W. Harrison On Nov. 25, in legislative debate over Bill 22 which, among other things, fired Alberta’s Election Commissioner >Lorne Gibson, who was actively investigating members of the United Conservative Party for what amounts to alleged money laundering, Opposition leader Rachel Notley quoted University of Calgary political scientist Dr. Melanee Thomas, who said ... Read More »

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Political leadership and elites

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 3rd, 2019

By Peter Heffernan All of Canada’s current provincial premiers are white males; among its territorial premiers are a white male, a MŽtis female and an Inuit male; Canada’s prime minister is a white male and the governor general of Canada a white female. As want of modesty in one’s consideration about one’s capabilities, sometimes characterized ... Read More »

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Climate denial: a new strategy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 30th, 2019

What a surprise! The annual emissions report by the United Nations is now out, and greenhouse gas emissions are still going up 30 years after we first realized there was a problem with the climate. In fact, they have gone up 15 per cent in the past 10 years. So much for the promises of ... Read More »

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