October 24th, 2020

Opinions

South critical to Alberta economy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 11th, 2020

As Alberta’s Recovery Plan begins to take shape it is important to recognize the strength of Lethbridge and southern Alberta not only for what it is, but what it could be. We all recognize that agriculture and its supporting industries are the true economic engine here in the deep south, and maybe it is the ... Read More »

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Canada can be global ag superpower

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 10th, 2020

Kody Blois Member of Parliament On Sept. 23 the Speech from the Throne will lay out the broad policy objectives of the Government of Canada as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Positioning Canada’s agriculture sector as a global superpower should be a key focus. Agriculture represents $130 billion to our GDP, it employs 2.3 ... Read More »

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Don’t criticize for taking a stand

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 10th, 2020

The right to protest peacefully is one which every Canadian and every Lethbridge resident has. And as long as it remains peaceful, that right is sacrosanct. On Tuesday about 80 people came to a city council meeting to protest the temporary face-covering bylaw. Agree or disagree – call them COVIDIOTS or defenders of freedom – ... Read More »

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Reckoning or wrecking? The UCP and Alberta’s economy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 9th, 2020

Trevor W. Harrison University of Lethbridge Echoing Biblical prophecy, Premier Jason Kenney has repeatedly said Alberta is headed for a “fiscal reckoning.” Finance Minister Travis Toews’ recent grim account of Alberta’s financial plight – a deficit of $24.2 billion and a provincial debt climbing to $99.6 billion – sets the stage for the UCP’s budgetary ... Read More »

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China’s ‘residential schools’

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 5th, 2020

“Residential schools” were a common feature of European settler societies until quite late in the 20th century, and their purpose was not just to educate but to “deracinate” their aboriginal pupils: that is, to cut them off from their roots. The Chinese government would reject the analogy with its last breath, but it is now ... Read More »

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Prorogation a grand coverup

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 4th, 2020

As we begin to shift from summer to fall, many are also sensing a change in the political atmosphere of our nation. Though the last federal election was less than a year ago, a lot has transpired in our country over the past 10 months. Even though Canadians decided to give Justin Trudeau a second ... Read More »

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How are fax machines like coal mines?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 3rd, 2020

Province making a mistake to invest in the past Stephen Legault Recently Premier Jason Kenney and his Minister of Environment, Jason Nixon, announced that they would be removing restrictions on the development of fax machines, explaining that while much of the world has long since made the transition to email or cloud-based computing, there is ... Read More »

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Ward system worth considering?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 2nd, 2020

Back in November city council’s Open and Effective Government Committee brought forth a proposal that a ward system should be examined in the city. A ward system is common in larger cities where city councils want to ensure local communities and neighbourhoods are having their specific concerns heard by the decision makers. The idea is ... Read More »

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ECOWAS: defending democracy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 29th, 2020

West African organization dealing with coup in Mali In what is probably the poorest region of the world, West Africa, there is an unsung success story. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) doesn’t just work for economic integration; it tries to defend democracy and prevent war among its member states, and often it ... Read More »

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Gov’t not supporting Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 28th, 2020

After a very hot August, I am begrudgingly beginning to accept the signs that fall is on its way. Whether it’s the earlier sunsets, the slight chill in the air in the mornings, or the yellow shocks beginning to accent the tops of the generations-old trees in my neighbourhood, I am reminded that summer is ... Read More »

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Bills are assembly’s bread and butter

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 27th, 2020

Hon. Nathan Cooper, MLA SPEAKER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ALBERTA Alexander Rutherford, Alberta’s first premier, introduced the first bill in the province on March 19, 1906 about the Treasury Department and Auditing of Provincial Accounts. Since then countless bills have been debated, discussed, amended and repealed as Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta ... Read More »

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