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Time to abandon the flawed Alberta Pension Plan

By Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2023

DAVID B. CARPENTER Well Jim, this dog still won’t hunt. There can be valid reasons for a plebiscite of electors. One example might be that the government is facing a huge decision which was not fully contemplated during their election and they don’t feel that they possess the mandate to proceed without elector approval. Withdrawal ... Read More »

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Keep municipal politics local

By Lethbridge Herald on November 17th, 2023

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Recently, the Alberta government announced it had launched two online surveys on how to improve both the provincial electoral process and accountability for local elected officials. The surveys will remain open until Dec. 6 and the province says input “will will help inform potential changes to the two acts. ... Read More »

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‘Would I lie to you?’ It’s hard to believe justification of an APP

By Lethbridge Herald on November 17th, 2023

DAVID B. CARPENTER Now would I say something that isn’t true? A former Alberta cabinet minister recently wrote an opinion justifying his government’s position on the APP proposal which I actually read twice.  I had to ensure that it wasn’t an accidental reprint of lyrics originally written by Annie Lennox and Eurythmics. He starts by ... Read More »

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AT THE LEGISLATURE

By Lethbridge Herald on November 11th, 2023

Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East At the stroke of eleven on November 11th, Canadians from coast to coast come together in a collective act of solemn reverence. We pause for two minutes of silence, a poignant moment to honour, thank, and remember the Fallen. This moment transcends the ticking clock; it’s a ... Read More »

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Let us not ever forget the sacrifices of vets

By Lethbridge Herald on November 10th, 2023

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lest we forget. Three words we read and hear throughout October and this month leading up to Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11 – tomorrow. As clouds of war begin block the sunshine on an increasingly global scale, those words have more meaning than ever. Thousands of Canadians have ... Read More »

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Are carbon taxes a threat to our food supply chain?

By Lethbridge Herald on November 8th, 2023

Sylvain Charlebois DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY Political desperation can be a powerful thing, as we witnessed last week in Ottawa. The Trudeau government not only put a hold on the carbon tax applied to heating oil for three years, but it also announced a doubling of the rural supplement in the carbon tax rebate program. In mere ... Read More »

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Honouring those who kept us free

By Lethbridge Herald on November 4th, 2023

RACHAEL THOMAS Conservative Member of Parliament for Lethbridge “We Stand on Guard for Thee” is not just a line from our National Anthem. It represents the tremendous sacrifice made by members of the Canadian Armed Forces for the mission of freedom and prosperity. On November 11th every year, we call to mind the legacy of our ... Read More »

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Perceptions of people change as we age

By Lethbridge Herald on November 3rd, 2023

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Lethbridge Herald We all remember them, or maybe we were one of them: the new kid in town who never fit in, who just seemed to be a little different from everyone else. In small towns, and I’m guessing bigger cities, too, meeting new friends isn’t always easy. ... Read More »

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UCP has more pressing issues than a pension fight

By Lethbridge Herald on November 3rd, 2023

OUR OPINION In the words of Idina Menzel from Disney’s “Frozen” movie: “Let it go, let it go, turn away and slam the door.” Every Canadian premier or prime minister wants to put his or her own stamp on their province or country. Alberta’s Danielle Smith is not alone in that by any stretch of ... Read More »

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Albertans making clear they don’t want to leave CPP

By Lethbridge Herald on October 28th, 2023

AT THE LEGISLATURE Shannon Phillips – NDP MLA for Lethbridge West “You have to be careful what you wish for. It could unravel the whole thing and a lot of Canadians could be exposed quite dramatically in their pensions.”  Those words are not mine. Instead, those words of caution came from Goldy Hyder, CEO of ... Read More »

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Halloween a night for the kids to have fun

By Lethbridge Herald on October 27th, 2023

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber It’s that time of year again – Halloween. A chance for little kids to play dress-up and go door-to-door trick or treating. Of course, a minority among us will claim Halloween has something to do with devil worship and it’s evil. And they’ll be praying for the salvation of ... Read More »

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