February 19th, 2020

Opinions

Reflecting on City’s 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 20th, 2019

Much was accomplished, more remains to be done The end of a calendar year brings many opportunities for connection, reflection and celebration. Connecting with loved ones, reflecting on the year that has been and celebrating with those nearest and dearest to you will fill the holidays. As I reflect on the past year, I am ... Read More »

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Credit downgrade a wakeup call

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 19th, 2019

By Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean It’s politically advantageous to set the narrative, but it doesn’t replace reality. After Moody’s Investor Services downgraded Alberta’s credit rating for the seventh time in five years – and this recent downgrade under a Conservative government no less – Premier Jason Kenney came out swinging. “The bigger challenge we have is, increasingly, ... Read More »

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Is more money the solution?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 18th, 2019

More federal dollars won’t necessarily solve health-care problems Bacchus Barua and Ben Eisen THE FRASER INSTITUTE Despite their differences, it seems Canada’s premiers are united in one thing: demanding more federal health-care dollars. But nobody talked about the price the premiers must pay for the money from Ottawa: the freedom to design and implement policies ... Read More »

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Landlocked and abandoned

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 17th, 2019

Blocking Prairie oil is all about politics and control Marco Navarro-Genie PRESIDENT, HAULTAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE In mocking response to those wishing to separate, some quip that Alberta would remain landlocked the day after it becomes independent. With a more respectful tone, Alberta’s premier used similar words in his recent “fair deal for Alberta” speech. Those ... Read More »

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English turkeys vote for Brexit

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 14th, 2019

Boris Johnson wins election on strength of English voters Down on the turkey farm, the Scottish and Irish birds noticed that the smiling man in the festive costume was holding a hatchet behind his back, and hid. The Welsh turkeys looked confused and huddled together squawking. But the English turkeys marched bravely up to the ... Read More »

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Alberta’s year of transformation

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 13th, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Legislature adjourned for the holidays. Our government has been working incredibly hard for you and your family, and I wanted to update you on some of the accomplishments that have happened throughout the last two sittings of the Assembly. This was a year of transformative change for Alberta, and I ... Read More »

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Standing up for public education

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 12th, 2019

Jason Schilling PRESIDENT, ALBERTA TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released results of international assessments that showed Alberta’s public education system remained one of the very best education systems in the entire world. Our system ranked third in the world in reading, third in science and eighth in mathematics. ... Read More »

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No celebrating this anniversary

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 11th, 2019

China’s detaining of two Canadians has reached a year A one-year anniversary passed Tuesday, but it isn’t one that was being celebrated – least of all by the two Canadians to whom the milestone applied. Tuesday marked one year since Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in China in what had all the ... Read More »

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The kids in the Reform Party

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 10th, 2019

Conservative Party will have to break free from its roots in order to form gov’t By Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean My confirmation bias senses are tingling. In a recent interview with CBC, Stephen Harper’s former campaign director, Jenni Byrne, spoke about the growing opposition within the Conservative Party of Canada to Andrew Scheer remaining Leader of the ... Read More »

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Faint hope in Yemen

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 7th, 2019

It’s become clear the Saudis will never win Some wars end in victory, but just as many sputter out in exhaustion. The war in Yemen, now coming up on five years old, always looked likely to end up in the second category, and the time may be quite soon. It would be not a moment ... Read More »

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Priorities for the 43rd Parliament

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 6th, 2019

Ethics and accountability need to be restored On Thursday my colleagues and I returned to the House of Commons where we got our first look at Justin Trudeau’s minority government. Serving as the Official Opposition, Conservatives stand united and well-positioned to hold the Liberal government to account. Under the leadership of Andrew Scheer, we have ... Read More »

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