June 17th, 2019

Opinions

In the Liberal caucus, justice, truth have no place

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 5th, 2019

Earlier this week, when Prime Minister Trudeau expelled Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus he sent a clear message to Canadians: those who are principled and who speak the truth are not welcome in the Liberal Party of Canada. The prime minister only has use for those who prop him up; not ... Read More »

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Alberta roads need attention

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 4th, 2019

Province can’t delay repairs any longer Ron Glen CEO OF ALBERTA ROADBUILDERS AND HEAVY CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION It’s that time of year again, when the snow and ice peels back to reveal roads that tell a sad story of harsh winters, wear and tear, and in many cases pure neglect. As much as we all complain ... Read More »

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Make good use of right to vote

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 3rd, 2019

Citizens shouldn’t waste their democratic privilege With spring in the air, it’s perfect weather for election canvassing. Regardless of which party you’re leaning toward supporting, it’s important to vote your conscience. There will no doubt be pressure to vote for the candidate with the best chance of success, perhaps compromising your principles to be on ... Read More »

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More reasons to fix solitary rules

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 2nd, 2019

Locking people up alone in tiny cells for prolonged periods of time, as the Canadian prison system does, has long been called everything from counterproductive to a form of torture. Now Ontario’s top court has weighed in with more harsh words – and the necessary remedy. Prolonged solitary confinement “causes foreseeable and expected harm,” which ... Read More »

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From TV star to president?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 30th, 2019

Popular comedian could become Ukraine’s next leader Unlike comedian Alec Baldwin, who is famous for his impersonation of President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is famous for playing the anti-president, an accidental hero who sweeps into the presidency of Ukraine and cleans up all the corruption. He used to play it for ... Read More »

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Senate must work efficiently for all Canadians

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 29th, 2019

Partisan politics blocking bills that would help Canadians Tony Dean CANADIAN SENATOR The Senate of Canada has several key roles and makes important contributions to the development of the country’s most pivotal public policy initiatives. But lately, several key government and private members’ bills have suffered the consequences of political theatre as we enter into ... Read More »

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City welcomes the world

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 28th, 2019

Lethbridge hosting another international sports event Lethbridge will set out the welcome mat to the world later this week when the city hosts the top men’s curlers from around the globe. The 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship will take place at the Enmax Centre starting Saturday and running through to the gold-medal game ... Read More »

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Social media and mental health

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 27th, 2019

Digital support can play big role in mental health Aidan Scott It takes just one simple online search to uncover all sorts of dangers of social media. From lost productivity to impairing sleep, there has been no lack of research and experts calling out the downside of social media. One area in particular that often ... Read More »

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The games politicians play

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 26th, 2019

It is politics every which way you turn these days and sometimes it is hard to see who is looking out for the average person. On the provincial front it seems there has never been more given to so few in such a short space of time, to paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill. Even as the ... Read More »

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Black-market value of your health information

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 23rd, 2019

Michael Green PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CANADA HEALTH INFOWAY To adapt to our increasingly just-in-time lives the Canadian health-care system is on an upward trajectory toward digitization. This necessary modernization of health care means better patient outcomes as well as improved insight into future health-care decisions. Despite the personal and system-wide benefits of a more ... Read More »

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World’s leading demagogue

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 23rd, 2019

Erdogan tries to turn New Zealand attack into threat to Turkey You can keep your Orban, your Netanyahu, your pathetic Boris Johnson. As for Donald Trump, he’s really an icon of democracy, just slightly shop-soiled. The coveted title of World’s Leading Demagogue has just gone to the Turkish president, Recep Tayyib Erdogan. Erdogan may look ... Read More »

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