October 19th, 2019

Opinions

Three small victories: a turning point?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 7th, 2019

Have we reached peak fascist in Europe? Well, all right then, peak hard-right nationalist, but are we there yet? That would be reassuring, and three events in the past week give some cause for hope. First, on Sunday Germany’s far-right party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD), failed to win first place in the two state ... Read More »

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Freedom should be the goal

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 6th, 2019

This month’s ‘From The Hill’ column by MP Rachael Harder In my August Herald article I shared my views on the Lethbridge Supervised Consumption Site (SCS). Upon doing so, I received a great deal of feedback by email, social media, phone, and in person. There’s no doubt, this issue is top of mind for the ... Read More »

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The future of dementia care

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 5th, 2019

Innovative care models show the way forward If it takes a village to raise a child, what about a village to care for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease? That very idea pioneered in the Netherlands has been gaining followers around the world. And a Canadian long-term care home designed to look and feel like a ... Read More »

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Their values aren’t our values

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 4th, 2019

Peter Heffernan Human kindness is not uniquely Canadian but Canada’s founding fathers (and subsequent leaders) have had the wisdom to institutionalize it in ongoing iterations of Canada’s Constitution. It is part of our mores which guide us in our lives together. Realists all, they understood (and understand) that bullying and self-interest are ubiquitous in humans ... Read More »

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Brexit: Johnson makes his move

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 31st, 2019

Shock! Horror! Johnson prorogues Parliament! End of democracy in Britain! The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, says he was not even consulted, and calls it “a constitutional outrage.” Or, to put it a little less dramatically, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cut the amount of time that parliament will meet before he ... Read More »

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Will carbon tax help or hinder?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 30th, 2019

Research suggests extreme policies will do more harm than climate change Robert Murphy SENIOR FELLOW, THE FRASER INSTITUTE I work on environmental and energy economics in both Canada and the United States. I’ve noticed that U.S. debates tend to focus on abstract principles – “capitalism versus socialism,” for example – whereas Canadians tend to put ... Read More »

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Canada’s enviable energy position

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 29th, 2019

Country ranks as a responsible supplier of world’s energy Jock Finlayson and Denise Mullen BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, conflict typically ensues. So it is with the world-wide effort to come to grips with the unprecedented challenges posed by climate change. While most countries – minus Donald ... Read More »

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Web access for all should be priority

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 28th, 2019

Gov’t should ensure internet is available to all Canadians regardless of income Way back in 2001, former federal industry minister Brian Tobin argued that the government should spend $4 billion to make sure households across the entire country had access to the internet. That would have been a bargain basement deal considering this country’s telecom ... Read More »

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The great protein war

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 27th, 2019

Restaurant chains choosing sides: meat or plant-based Sylvain Charlebois SENIOR FELLOW, ATLANTIC INSTITUTE FOR MARKET STUDIES The great protein war is heating up as several major restaurant chains embrace the plant-based movement while others firmly position themselves as guardians of the mighty meat-eater. It’s getting hard to keep track. A&W, Canada’s first Beyond Meat ambassador, ... Read More »

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Greenland’s gamble on China

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 24th, 2019

From his purchase of New Jersey casinos to his proposed acquisition of Greenland, Donald Trump’s real estate deals have always been plagued by bad timing. The United States could probably have bought Greenland from Denmark in 1917 (when it did buy the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danes), but he’s a century too late now. ... Read More »

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Education funding worries loom as school year approaches

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 23rd, 2019

This month’s ‘At The Legislature’ column by MLA Shannon Phillips As August comes to a close many of us are turning our minds to the upcoming school year as we get school supplies, lunch bags, and clothes ready for our return to the rhythm of school. More than one in five residents in Lethbridge West ... Read More »

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