October 16th, 2021


Alberta NDP caucus focused on what matters to Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 28th, 2021

Usually as the end of May approaches, we are beginning to see the weather warm and the Alberta legislature wind through its last days of sitting – wrapping up the business of the province before the summer. Unfortunately, it seems that neither Mother Nature nor Jason Kenney have any interest in their normally-appointed duties. Those ... Read More »

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Citizens must persevere in meeting pandemic challenges

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 21st, 2021

By Mayor Chris Spearman I want to begin with a thank you to the nurses and doctors and health care staff who continue to work tirelessly through this pandemic. I also would like to express my condolences to families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19. Mass vaccination efforts continue across our country, ... Read More »

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How vaccine passports are designed is the real issue, not if they’re needed

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 15th, 2021

The question of whether Canada should create COVID-19 vaccine passports was answered by Health Minister Patty Hadju this week, when she confirmed that the federal government will create such a system to allow Canadians to travel internationally again. Now is the time to consider who in Canada will provide such passports, and how they should ... Read More »

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Future generations will pay for spending bill

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 15th, 2021

Canadian babies born on federal budget day 2021 had more than $28,000 of debt the moment they opened their eyes. That’s each Canadian’s share of the federal government’s $1-trillion debt. And it’s going up. By the time those little ones blow out their candles on their fifth birthday, Ottawa projects their shares of the federal ... Read More »

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Better days lie ahead for Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 14th, 2021

Better days are ahead – and although I am not one for cliché or hyperbole – I strongly believe this right now. When the COVID-19 pandemic started over a year ago, nobody thought we would be where we are today. That said, I fully realize the previous statement could be interpreted from a variety of ... Read More »

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It’s time to cut Jason Kenney some slack

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 13th, 2021

W. Brett Wilson Politics is a tough and nasty business – more so these days than ever. I don’t envy any leaders making choices with challenging and uncertain impacts on both the health and livelihoods of Albertans. One of those leaders in the most difficult position of all is Premier Jason Kenney, who just imposed ... Read More »

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Endangering other peoples’ lives not a Charter right

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 12th, 2021

One of the most important things I’ve learned from COVID is that there are two types of people in this world: those who believe in doing what’s best for everyone even if it means personal sacrifice, and those who see their own inconvenience as unacceptable no matter what. My parents grew up in England and ... Read More »

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Diversity preferable to a media monopoly

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 12th, 2021

Suggestions that the federal government’s controversial Bill C-10 might allow the Canadian Radio-television and telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to impose “discoverability” regulations on individuals who cultivate a large online following has touched off a campaign of protest against the legislation. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has now clarified his statement, indicating the CRTC will not be involved ... Read More »

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Costly government child care isn’t a winning solution

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 8th, 2021

There’s a big difference between making something affordable and playing a shell game with the costs. Unfortunately, the feds are choosing the latter with their new child-care program. The federal 2021 budget allocated $30 billion over the next five years towards a national child care program in an attempt to bring costs down for parents. ... Read More »

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Hard questions need to be asked about how the pandemic was handled

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 8th, 2021

With infection rates rising steadily and COVID-19’s third wave of variants now penetrating into all corners of the province, it is all too easy to focus on the immediate and familiar – the situation in your community, municipality or province – rather than the bigger, global picture. Early on during the pandemic in 2020 we ... Read More »

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We stand for freedom

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 7th, 2021

In a democracy, it is the government’s job to defend people’s right to speak freely. Yet, the federal Liberal government is doing the exact opposite. Bill C-10-An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts – was first introduced in the House of Commons on November 3, ... Read More »

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