June 17th, 2019

Opinions

Trump, tariffs and how to start a war

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 15th, 2019

The best way to deal with Donald Trump, especially if you are a foreign government negotiating trade issues, is to give him a little win. It doesn’t have to be big and important; he’s mainly interested in declaring a triumph, and he’ll supply the hot air to inflate your little concession into an allegedly major ... Read More »

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Canada falling behind other countries on corporate accountability

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 14th, 2019

Penelope Simons Faculty of Law University of Ottawa Earlier this year, Canadians were given a behind-the-scenes view on attempts by the federal government to ensure that SNC-Lavalin would escape potential criminal liability under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. What may be less clear is that the government’s stance in this case is reflective ... Read More »

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Just the facts, please

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 14th, 2019

Fact or fiction? Some politicians have “a way with words,” putting forth their opinions as if they were verifiable facts. Then there’s Donald Trump. People who put any stock in what he’s saying know how he invents “facts” at the drop of a hat, then layers more misinformation on top later on. Fortunately, many of ... Read More »

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Consumers could lose in airline sale

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 13th, 2019

That Air Canada is looking to buy Air Transat should have us all concerned and another passenger bill of rights may not actually mean getting compensation. Competition has a significant impact on prices and Canadians have Air Transat to thank for reducing airfares and making flights more affordable for many. In addition to Air Canada ... Read More »

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Alta. can benefit from plastic ban

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 12th, 2019

We’ve grown to love them. Plastic, in all its many forms, has been part of our lives for many generations. Way back at the start of the 20th century, electricians and others began using Bakelite for insulators and other safety-related applications. PVC pipes were introduced in the 1930s, and the invention of polystyrene came nearly ... Read More »

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Time to invest in the north

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 11th, 2019

After years of scientific research at a cost of more than $100 million, no one can accuse Canada of not doing its homework on the claim it submitted to the United Nations last week asserting sovereignty over vast swaths of the Arctic seabed. Canada is now claiming an area of the Arctic sea floor that ... Read More »

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People’s Republic of Amnesia

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 8th, 2019

Another of the five-yearly anniversaries has rolled around, and it’s time to write another think-piece about the long-term meaning of the massacre on Beijing’s Tienanmen Square on June 4, 1989. But 30 years later, what is there left to say? Great changes were already underway in the Communist-ruled parts of Europe in 1989. Mikhail Gorbachev, ... Read More »

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Liberals’ gun laws fail Canadians

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 7th, 2019

On May 28 the Liberals’ new firearms legislation passed third reading in the Senate, and once it receives Royal Assent from the Governor General, it will become enforceable. Mr. Trudeau wants you to believe this legislation will help make Canada safer, but that’s a lie. When Trudeau introduced this bill, he said in a tweet ... Read More »

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Online fake news

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 7th, 2019

Happy birthday wishes, reminders of upcoming events. And inevitably, puppy pictures. Facebook and our other online media are often thought of as a harmless, feel-good part of our privileged First World lives. Yes, we’re pestered with eye-grabbing advertising – just like television – but unlike TV, we can wait a few seconds to skip some ... Read More »

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How to win the hunger games

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 6th, 2019

It’s not a scarcity issue, it’s about knowledge and access Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Hunger is horrid, an undesirable state few deliberately choose. We know that over 800 million suffer from hunger around the globe. In the Western world, hunger surrounds us without knowing that it’s there. It’s estimated that ... Read More »

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Province must value every life

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 5th, 2019

When wildfires rage across northern Alberta, our elected officials take action. When spring floods threaten our communities, help is on the way. We recognize the dangers and know our different levels of government have the resources to respond to these crises. Of course, there are more. Tuberculosis was a killer until our health authorities stepped ... Read More »

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