July 21st, 2018

Opinions

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 4th, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize winners sometimes go on to undistinguished later careers, and some seem to have got the prize by mistake. Barack Obama, for example. But there has never before been one who went on to become a genocidal criminal. Aung San Suu Kyi, elected leader of Myanmar (formerly Burma), richly deserved the Nobel Peace ... Read More »

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Liberals infringing on Charter rights

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 2nd, 2018

Today is the deadline to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program. At first glance, this might not matter much to you, especially if you don’t own your own business, manage a not-for-profit, or participate in a faith-based group; however, this federal program has become the battleground on which the fundamental freedoms of Canadians are ... Read More »

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Science behind OHV restrictions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 1st, 2018

Research shows impacts of OHVs in wildlife areas Lorne Fitch There have been recent cries from some in the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) community to “show me” the science behind restrictions on motorized recreational use. They should know that their request for “peer-reviewed” science has been heeded and a report from the Environmental Monitoring and ... Read More »

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Harassment needs to end

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 31st, 2018

The issue of sexual misconduct in the political realm continues to garner headlines. Last week added more fuel to the fire with Liberal MP Kent Hehr stepping down from the Trudeau cabinet after allegations of sexual misconduct, while the Ontario Progressive Conservatives saw leader Patrick Brown and party president Rick Dykstra resign for the same ... Read More »

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Syria: carnival of treachery

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 28th, 2018

There are comical elements in the current Turkish invasion of northern Syria. Its name, for example: Operation Olive Branch. Or the frantic back-pedalling by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the announcement that triggered (or at least provided a pretext for) the Turkish offensive. A week ago the U.S. declared that it was building ... Read More »

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Making life better for Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 26th, 2018

Hello and happy new year to everyone! 2018 has barely started but our government is already busy working to make life better for Albertans. One way we are doing this is by updating Alberta’s employment standards. You may have heard last year about Amanda Jensen, a Lethbridge mother who lost her job after she took ... Read More »

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Gov’t taking politics where it doesn’t belong

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 24th, 2018

Having stirred up a firestorm with its decision regarding the Canada Summer Jobs funding program, the Liberal government attempted to douse the flames Tuesday. However, it’s still not clear whether certain Canadian organizations can avoid being burned in applying for funding this year. Changes to the application process for summer jobs funding for 2018 called ... Read More »

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Will U.S. betray Syrian Kurds?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 21st, 2018

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an angry man at the best of times, but on Monday he outdid himself: “This is what we have to say to all our allies: don’t get in between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences.” That was a barely veiled threat ... Read More »

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Our laws say we owe Khadr

By Lethbridge Herald on July 11th, 2017

The public outrage that has greeted the federal government’s $10.5-million payout to Omar Khadr is understandable but misplaced. It is understandable because many Canadians — based on a reasonable reading of events — consider Khadr to be a violent terrorist who reaped the bitter harvest of his own misdeeds after being captured by American forces ... Read More »

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Public input sought on assisted dying

By Lethbridge Herald on May 6th, 2016

The Liberal government recently introduced the Medical Assistance in Dying Act (Bill C-14) which would amend Canada’s Criminal code to allow medically-assisted dying for patients whose death is foreseeable given their medical condition. I am asking for your help as I prepare to vote on Bill C-14 when it makes its final appearance in the ... Read More »

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Veterans’ benefits tangled up in rules

By Lethbridge Herald on March 1st, 2016

Appearing before the Senate veterans affairs committee (last week), veterans ombudsman Guy Parent said veteran benefits have become too tangled up in complex and “byzantine” rules and too little focused on outcomes we want to achieve for our veterans. Unless that changes, he argued, “we will continue to disadvantage many of our veterans and their ... Read More »

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