May 13th, 2021

Opinions

Can peaceful protest still succeed?

By Lethbridge Herald on September 26th, 2020

Non-violent revolutions aren’t achieving the same success they once did The old calculation was simple and brutal: if you want to overthrow a tyrant, you must use violence. There was an occasional exception, like Gandhi’s use of non-violent protest to gain India’s independence, but people wrote that off as being due to the fact that ... Read More »

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Needle debris a prickly problem

By Lethbridge Herald on September 19th, 2020

The ARCHES-run supervised consumption site is closed, and needle debris continues to be a concern in the city. Many in the community suggested the problem might go away once the SCS closed, and there is no doubt ARCHES in its earlier incarnations was distributing large quantities of clean needles to local drug users to prevent ... Read More »

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Boris Johnson’s cunning plan

By Lethbridge Herald on September 19th, 2020

PM trying to fix unfixable problem of Brexit and Irish border “I’ve got a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel,” said Blackadder’s sidekick Baldrick in the BBC’s brilliant historical comedy series “Blackadder.” In fact, he said “I have a cunning plan” in almost every episode, but the ... Read More »

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Working to keep EMS dispatch local

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 18th, 2020

Next week, I will be heading to Calgary to meet with the mayors of Alberta’s other mid-sized cities, then on to Edmonton to meet with Health Minister Tyler Shandro regarding our goal of retaining our local EMS dispatch. On Aug. 4, Alberta Health Services announced that it will discontinue its contract with the City of ... Read More »

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Restaurants and the economy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 17th, 2020

Governments have failed to help hospitality sector Sylvain Charlebois PROFESSOR, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY The best way to get an economy going again is to get to Canadians’ wallets by way of their stomachs. But it’s a long road. Up to 25 per cent of restaurants in Canada have closed for the season and perhaps for good. ... Read More »

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Energy sector needs support

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 16th, 2020

Country must re-establish itself as an energy superpower Joseph Quesnel RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Canada needs renewed federal leadership to support our energy sector, given its importance to the entire economy. And all provinces and territories must come together in this effort. If not, Canada will continue to see the sector fall ... Read More »

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Rushing a vaccine for sake of Trump

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 12th, 2020

Nine of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies have just promised not to apply for regulatory approval for any new Covid-19 vaccine before it has gone through all three phases of clinical study. Why would they do such a thing? You’d be surprised if brain surgeons got together and promised not to operate while drunk, or ... Read More »

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South critical to Alberta economy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 11th, 2020

As Alberta’s Recovery Plan begins to take shape it is important to recognize the strength of Lethbridge and southern Alberta not only for what it is, but what it could be. We all recognize that agriculture and its supporting industries are the true economic engine here in the deep south, and maybe it is the ... Read More »

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Canada can be global ag superpower

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 10th, 2020

Kody Blois Member of Parliament On Sept. 23 the Speech from the Throne will lay out the broad policy objectives of the Government of Canada as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Positioning Canada’s agriculture sector as a global superpower should be a key focus. Agriculture represents $130 billion to our GDP, it employs 2.3 ... Read More »

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Don’t criticize for taking a stand

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 10th, 2020

The right to protest peacefully is one which every Canadian and every Lethbridge resident has. And as long as it remains peaceful, that right is sacrosanct. On Tuesday about 80 people came to a city council meeting to protest the temporary face-covering bylaw. Agree or disagree – call them COVIDIOTS or defenders of freedom – ... Read More »

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Reckoning or wrecking? The UCP and Alberta’s economy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 9th, 2020

Trevor W. Harrison University of Lethbridge Echoing Biblical prophecy, Premier Jason Kenney has repeatedly said Alberta is headed for a “fiscal reckoning.” Finance Minister Travis Toews’ recent grim account of Alberta’s financial plight – a deficit of $24.2 billion and a provincial debt climbing to $99.6 billion – sets the stage for the UCP’s budgetary ... Read More »

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