August 14th, 2020

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Gov’t shouldn’t crack down on law-abiding firearms owners

By Lethbridge Herald on July 6th, 2018

Liberals’ new firearms legislation targets the wrong people Rachael Harder Canadians have until July 26 to sign the House of Commons e-petition opposing the Liberal government’s new firearms legislation. As the sponsor of this petition, it has been my pleasure to provide an official way for Canadians to register their opposition to this reckless legislation. ... Read More »

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Can we trust what we see?

By Lethbridge Herald on July 5th, 2018

In an era in which we’re warned to beware “fake news,” it seems technology has reached a point where we can no longer even trust our eyes. High-tech deception has reached new levels with the development of what’s called “deepfake” videos. According to an Associated Press story in Tuesday’s Herald, this new technology uses facial ... Read More »

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Legal marijuana reality still hazy

By Lethbridge Herald on July 4th, 2018

Many unknowns remain ahead of Cannabis Act rollout in October It was originally slated to come into force on Canada Day, but after much wrangling, Oct. 17, 2018, will go down in history as the day the recreational weed prohibition died in this country. With the passage of Bill C-45, it will be legal to ... Read More »

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Standing united in trade war

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 »

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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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Monday’s Police Beat column — All crimes matter when it comes to police efficiency

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 »

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The road to accountability? Tighter rules help but only if they are followed

By Lethbridge Herald on December 10th, 2014

Tighter rules will help, but only if they’re followed The provincial Conservatives are taking steps to bring more accountability to government. That’s certainly a welcome move, particularly in the wake of the scandals and excesses which marked the Alison Redford era. Of course, as the Conservatives’ critics point out, the rules are only effective if ... Read More »

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Value-added progress would help ag sector

By Lethbridge Herald on October 30th, 2013

The agricultural industry in Alberta has had its ups and downs in the last decade.   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 »

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