August 22nd, 2019

Opinions

Time to invest in the north

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 11th, 2019

After years of scientific research at a cost of more than $100 million, no one can accuse Canada of not doing its homework on the claim it submitted to the United Nations last week asserting sovereignty over vast swaths of the Arctic seabed. Canada is now claiming an area of the Arctic sea floor that ... Read More »

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People’s Republic of Amnesia

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 8th, 2019

Another of the five-yearly anniversaries has rolled around, and it’s time to write another think-piece about the long-term meaning of the massacre on Beijing’s Tienanmen Square on June 4, 1989. But 30 years later, what is there left to say? Great changes were already underway in the Communist-ruled parts of Europe in 1989. Mikhail Gorbachev, ... Read More »

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Liberals’ gun laws fail Canadians

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 7th, 2019

On May 28 the Liberals’ new firearms legislation passed third reading in the Senate, and once it receives Royal Assent from the Governor General, it will become enforceable. Mr. Trudeau wants you to believe this legislation will help make Canada safer, but that’s a lie. When Trudeau introduced this bill, he said in a tweet ... Read More »

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Online fake news

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 7th, 2019

Happy birthday wishes, reminders of upcoming events. And inevitably, puppy pictures. Facebook and our other online media are often thought of as a harmless, feel-good part of our privileged First World lives. Yes, we’re pestered with eye-grabbing advertising – just like television – but unlike TV, we can wait a few seconds to skip some ... Read More »

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How to win the hunger games

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 6th, 2019

It’s not a scarcity issue, it’s about knowledge and access Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Hunger is horrid, an undesirable state few deliberately choose. We know that over 800 million suffer from hunger around the globe. In the Western world, hunger surrounds us without knowing that it’s there. It’s estimated that ... Read More »

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Province must value every life

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 5th, 2019

When wildfires rage across northern Alberta, our elected officials take action. When spring floods threaten our communities, help is on the way. We recognize the dangers and know our different levels of government have the resources to respond to these crises. Of course, there are more. Tuberculosis was a killer until our health authorities stepped ... Read More »

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French a powerful vehicle for Cdn. multiculturalism

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 4th, 2019

Sen. Raymonde GagnŽ and Sen. RenŽ Cormier To mark the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act (OLA) and the International Day of La Francophonie, an open caucus was held at the Senate of Canada to reflect on the place of French in Canada. Professors StŽphanie Chouinard, Michael MacMillan and Beno”t Pelletier addressed the following ... Read More »

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Mad dog of the Middle East

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 1st, 2019

The “mad dog of the Middle East,” as Ronald Reagan once called Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, is on the brink of achieving his life’s ambition: becoming the dictator of Libya. He’s a rather old mad dog by now (75), but after a two-month siege his troops are starting to break through the defences of the ... Read More »

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Cryptocurrency and economics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 31st, 2019

Central banks must enter digital-currency race, but it’s a race they’ll eventually lose Fergus Hodgson RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Central bankers increasingly sense their obsolescence – and rightly so. The more people turn to private currencies and conduct transactions without intermediaries, the less bureaucrats control the economy. In February 2019, a 33-page ... Read More »

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Seeking re-election the hard way

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 30th, 2019

Wilson-Raybould, Philpott have their principles but no party support Former Liberal cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott have earned plaudits for putting their principles ahead of their political careers in recent months. In October, the two women will find out if their reputations for integrity will manifest itself in actual support at the ballot ... Read More »

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Higher education’s next challenge

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 29th, 2019

Programs needed for mid-career workers Daniel Komesch DIRECTOR OF POLICY, POLYTECHNICS CANADA With a host of transformational challenges putting pressure on labour markets, a line from Robert Atkinson and Jeffrey Brown’s latest paper struck me: “Nothing about the future of work is inevitable.” Their paper is intended to reaffirm that in the face of structural ... Read More »

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