August 22nd, 2019

Opinions

Province should consider oilpatch proposal

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 11th, 2019

The country’s largest oil producers made a pitch to the Alberta government Tuesday that sounds worth considering. It was proposed at the TD Securities Calgary Energy Conference that the province reward companies that commit to increasing crude-by-rail capacity by easing up on oil curtailment levels enacted by the government in January as a way of ... Read More »

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Finally some sensible talk on plastics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 10th, 2019

When it comes to the problem of plastics and how to change our current situation, there has finally been some very sensible talk from a federal minister. At a recent meeting of environment ministers in Halifax, Catherine McKenna, federal environment minister, told reporters that the long-term plan, to address the use of plastics, would be ... Read More »

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Green is not the enemy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 10th, 2019

Peter Heffernan In a time when hyperbole, rhetoric and sound bites have done much to replace calm judgment, reasonable discourse and informed debate both close to home and afar, our world becomes a more hostile place and those who manipulate the people and exploit their fears of whatever kind masquerade as leaders. The so-called “Other” ... Read More »

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Biased research puts women at risk

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 9th, 2019

Safety research not taking gender differences into account More women than men are licensed to drive cars in the United States and they influence 80 per cent of car purchasing decisions there and in Canada, too. But you’d never know that by the disturbing facts in a new study that shows auto accidents are much ... Read More »

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Pursuit of the infeasible

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 6th, 2019

Conservative leadership contenders still pursuing a ‘no-deal’ Brexit Oscar Wilde described fox-hunting as “the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.” Brexit may be similarly defined as the unhinged in pursuit of the infeasible. Unhinged how? The last two men standing in the contest to replace Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party, and therefore ... Read More »

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Time to stand up to China

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 5th, 2019

Trudeau can’t allow Canada to be bullied on the world stage The prime minister of Canada is called to function as a statesman; someone who builds positive relationships with other countries in order to advocate for the well-being of his country and who works to advance Canada’s position on the world stage. Sadly, Canadians continue ... Read More »

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A threat to net neutrality?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 4th, 2019

Legislation needs modernizing but too much control would be harmful Peter Menzies CONTRIBUTOR, TROY MEDIA If you want to know how much in extra fees you might be paying or how much Canada intends to meddle with online content to make sure you watch what the government wants you to watch, you should start paying ... Read More »

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Bombardier support from feds bad for taxpayers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 4th, 2019

Last week Bombardier announced it is selling its regional jet business to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan for $550 million. It sounds like a good deal for the owners but Canadian taxpayers should be asking a few questions. You may remember that two years ago Canadian taxpayers chipped in $372.5 million to Bombardier by way ... Read More »

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Possible climate change benefit

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 3rd, 2019

As sea ice recedes, new shipping lanes could open in Canada’s far north Brian Giesbrecht SENIOR FELLOW, FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY It’s not hard to find opinions on climate change. But however it unfolds, it may yet pay dividends. Radio, television, print media and the internet provide almost nonstop information on the subject. In ... Read More »

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Ethiopian PM’s precarious perch

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 29th, 2019

Abiy Ahmed faces tough odds but he’s not down yet Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is a very lucky man. He has survived three attempts to kill or overthrow him in the past year. Last June he escaped unhurt in a grenade attack that killed one and wounded scores at a political rally. In October ... Read More »

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Welcome to Alberta’s 30th legislature

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 28th, 2019

Some key education funding programs could be cut Since my re-election on April 16, we have had a number of key changes which I wanted to highlight including title changes, office moves and some important activities in the House. It was my great honour to win a second term and be sworn in again to ... Read More »

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