October 19th, 2019

Opinions

Child care should be part of election discussion

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 7th, 2019

Tyler Hein ASSOCIATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS OF ALBERTA Canada is less than a month away from the federal election and the main political parties are beginning to roll out their platforms. One issue that needs to be on the mind of Canadians in the run-up to the Oct. 21 federal election is quality child ... Read More »

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Time to end the protest

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 5th, 2019

Hong Kong protesters should settle for what they’ve already won After the 17th consecutive weekend of increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong, the first protester was wounded by a live bullet on Tuesday. Eighteen-year-old student Tsang Chi-kin, one of a group of about a dozen students attacking a policeman who had become separated from his ... Read More »

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A positive vision for Canada

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 4th, 2019

Conservatives have a plan for harnessing country’s potential One of the best things about being the Member of Parliament for Lethbridge is that I don’t do it alone – I’m empowered by you. Your voice matters! The people of Lethbridge are speaking out in face-to-face meetings, forums and at their doors, and what I’m hearing ... Read More »

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Libs should focus on big picture

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 3rd, 2019

When it comes to the Liberal party’s election platform, let us say this off the top: less would definitely be more. Do Canadians really need a $2,000 “bursary” to go camping? No, they do not. Do kids need a $200 tax credit when they turn 12 to go to a museum or the theatre? Not ... Read More »

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Food is fundamental to Alberta

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 2nd, 2019

A new federal government must help grow food sector Michael Graydon FOOD AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS OF CANADA Asked to identify Canada’s most important manufacturing sector, few people would point to their dinner plates. And if current platforms are any indication, politicians also don’t recognize that the food sector is the number-one source of manufacturing jobs ... Read More »

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Thriving with schizophrenia

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 1st, 2019

By Austin Mardon, Catherine Mardon and Svetozar Zirnov In an inspiring story, two mental-health advocates, Austin Mardon and his wife Catherine Mardon, have been struggling with schizophrenia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder respectively for a large part of their lives. This struggle could have resulted in Austin and Catherine giving up on life, but instead ... Read More »

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Jokowi and Justin Trudeau

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 28th, 2019

The news out of Indonesia this week is disturbing. In West Papua, the Indonesian-ruled half of the world’s second-biggest island, New Guinea, the native people are definitely restive. 1.8 million of them, 70 per cent of West Papua’s native population, signed a petition demanding the right to self-determination last year, and now much of the ... Read More »

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Canada must protect its drug supply

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 28th, 2019

Letting U.S. dip into our supply could endanger Canadians Susan Martinuk RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Discussions about the U.S. importing cheap drugs from Canada have been around for awhile. In January, Sanders tabled a health-care reform bill that’s languishing in the Senate and will likely never be passed. In Canada, pharmacists and ... Read More »

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Bracing for the coming cuts

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 27th, 2019

September was a very busy month in Lethbridge for a lot of our neighbours. Two of the big highlights were the official opening of the Science Commons at the University of Lethbridge and the opening of the Cavendish Farms plant. These are two large-scale projects that were funded in part by Rachel Notley’s government over ... Read More »

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Will Trudeau find forgiveness?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 26th, 2019

Canadians big on justice and equality; forgiveness, not so much Reginald W. Bibby UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE In a fourth-year seminar on Millennials that I am leading this fall at the University of Lethbridge, the reality stood out starkly as we looked at some important social developments in the past week, prior to examining findings on ... Read More »

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Who thought Trudeau would be our Trump?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 25th, 2019

Canadians can’t lord their higher standards over U.S. neighbours By Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean Since the election of the American president in 2016, Canadians have been quite holier than thee, southern neighbours. Granted, we always were. Our health care, paid for and delivered on a silver platter for all, high wages, public education that isn’t based on ... Read More »

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