By Lethbridge Herald on July 3rd, 2018
There’s nothing like a mountain of adversity to get people pulling together. That’s a key learning we should take from last week’s meetings between federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his provincial counterparts and from hearings held by the special House of Commons committee on international trade. At the hearings, a parade of expert witnesses ... Read More »11 responses
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 »1 response
By Lethbridge Herald on May 6th, 2016
The Liberal government recently introduced the Medical Assistance in Dying Act (Bill C-14) which would amend Canadaâ€™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 »Be the first to comment!
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 â€œbyzantineâ€ rules and too little focused on outcomes we want to achieve for our veterans. Unless that changes, he argued, â€œwe will continue to disadvantage many of our veterans and their ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Lethbridge Herald on June 29th, 2015
By chief Rob DavisHave you been the victim of a car prowler and had loose change, cheap sunglasses or other less valuable items stolen from your vehicle?Has someone stolen a planter or ornament from your yard or vandalized your fence? Did you report it? Many people do, but we know there are a lot who ... Read More »20 responses
By Lethbridge Herald on December 10th, 2014
Tighter rules will help, but only if theyâ€™re followed The provincial Conservatives are taking steps to bring more accountability to government. Thatâ€™s certainly a welcome move, particularly in the wake of the scandals and excesses which marked the Alison Redford era. Of course, as the Conservativesâ€™ critics point out, the rules are only effective if ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Lethbridge Herald on October 30th, 2013
The agricultural industry in Alberta has had its ups and downs in the last decade.Â Â It is impossible to paint the entire sector with one brush, as prices in various commodities fluctuate wildly from year to year, and Mother Nature often plays a very large role in the level of success producers experience each season.But ... Read More »14 responses