July 17th, 2018

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Where does blame fall?

    Over the past few months I have read with some humour how the two resident socialist naysayers and local MLAs writing comments to The Herald blame the previous governments for today’s economic problems. For the first year or so it’s common for new governments to blame the former for issues they inherit. But after 3 [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Forced separation can’t be viewed as healthy

    In response to Jacob Van Zyl and Dale Brooks who expressed their opinions on Sunday, July 8. Separate responses, to each. First, Jacob Van Zyl, I don’t understand where the justification comes from for “progressive separation” in the context of these prolonged and sometimes permanent separation of asylum seekers from their children. They are escaping [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Letter shows ignorance about Blackfoot issue

    Rebuttal to Dale Brooks’ letter “Enough land claims, it’s time to move forward,” in the July 8 Herald. One hundred and forty years is simply a blemish in our 16,000 years of Blackfoot history. That is the amount of time our people have been found to reside in traditional lands. We have been here since [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Blood Tribe still seeking full compensation

    In regard to a letter written by Dale Brooks, July 8 Lethbridge Herald. This man stated the Blood Tribe was in court suing for “more compensation.” 1. The Blood Tribe was never compensated for the land that was swindled. 2. In 1877 during treaty negotiations, John A. McDonald agreed to share the land south of [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • There’s a different set of rules for PM

    Early in 2018 Prime Minister Trudeau accepted the resignation of his Sports and Disabilities minister, Albertan Kent Hehr, after allegations arose that said minister (years prior while an MLA in the Alberta Legislature), made an inappropriate, verbally suggestive comment to a female. Pending the obligatory investigation(s) Mr. Hehr promptly resigned his ministry – perhaps feeling [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • Brexit: No turning point yet

    Even with Donald Trump scheduled for a brief visit to the United Kingdom this week amid massive protests, it’s still “all Brexit, all of the time” in the sceptred isle – and the long struggle over the nature of the deal that will define Britain’s relationship with the European Union post-exit allegedly reached a turning [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Busy with committee work, local events

    Since the session ended I have been back and forth to Edmonton to attend committee meetings, and though the Assembly is not sitting, the committee work continues. The first meeting was an issue addressed with the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the other committee was the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future. The [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Trucker training a wise addition

    Alberta’s plan to tighten trucking industry regulations and to require mandatory driver training for new commercial truckers as well as bus and school bus drivers should help make roadways a little safer. The proposed changes, which Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason acknowledged were spurred by the deadly crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, should [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Loss of Greyhound will leave a void

    A longtime pillar of Canada’s transportation industry will soon disappear from Western Canada and northern Ontario. Greyhound Canada announced Monday that, as of Oct. 31, the company will end bus service in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as northern Ontario and most of British Columbia, where the lone remaining route, between Vancouver and Seattle, [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Discord over NATO spending

    With an important meeting of NATO leaders just days away, the 69-year-old alliance is fraying at the edges. Beyond coping with international terrorism, Chinese expansionism and Russia’s global adventures, the alliance faces a significant threat from within. A dispute over spending among the 29 NATO states will likely dominate summit talks this coming week in [...] Read More »

    1 week ago