January 20th, 2018

Opinions

National Affairs: The terrible part of NAFTA that Canada wants to keep, for now

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 20th, 2018

Canada is going all-out to save the North American Free Trade Agreement. The ruling Liberal government has even enlisted the help of the opposition Conservatives in this crusade. Rumours suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump might kill the pact have cast a pall over official Ottawa. Yet a new study shows that in at least ... Read More »

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Businesses, institutions need to be more personally accountable to the public

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 19th, 2018

The airline industry has reported an increase of violence from passengers towards staff and health-care staff are experiencing the same. Of nurses polled recently, 61 per cent reported a serious problem with violence in the past year, according to the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. Forms of abuse includes verbal, racial or sexual harassment, and ... Read More »

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MLA Report: U.S. politics are obscuring important topics closer to home

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 19th, 2018

It seems these days that many Albertans have found rich entertainment watching American politics. Love or dislike what is happening south of the border, it is obscuring two things that are important, closer to home. First, for many years, there were three big names in Canadian conservative politics.Former prime minister Stephen Harper was one of ... Read More »

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Alberta-Sask. tiff about more than just licence plates

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 18th, 2018

Medicine Hat popped up on western newswires this week as the preferred spot by the Saskatchewan government to resolve an interprovincial trade dispute. Even in a town that is craving publicity, one can only continue to scratch one’s head trying to make sense of the entire controversy. The geography is a no brainer — possibly ... Read More »

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The different meanings behind ‘where are you from?’

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 17th, 2018

“What’s in a name? (Would not) that which we call a rose, by any other word smell as sweet?” Not if you are like many Canadians who continue to make an “other” out of those born in Canada with last names which reflect ethnic origins not of the British isles or of France. In southern ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Beyak should not be punished for demanding a broader perspective

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 15th, 2018

Troy Media Sen. Lynn Beyak was finally expelled from the Conservative Party caucus because “she allowed” racist posts to be placed on her website. More significantly, she refused to remove the offending material when ordered to do so by the Conservative leader. I’m one of the people with an email message posted on her website. ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Trump is the emperor without clothes, possibly the ‘biggest, most dangerous the world has ever seen’

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 13th, 2018

I am a news addict. I listen to the news in the car and at home and talk about it with co-workers, friends, and even complete strangers sometimes. The news is one of those ‘windows onto the world’ that can give us a sense of where our world is going. I can’t avert my gaze ... Read More »

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Marple’s courage in going public with dementia diagnosis has had benefits

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 12th, 2018

Being bold enough to put a name and face to it takes courage. There are all sorts of issues that make Hatters annoyed. Some choose to leave an anonymous comment for Ticked Off & Tickled Pink. Others make a telephone call to the News and vent. It is fairly rare for an individual to be ... Read More »

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Canadians should be angrily fired up over bread ripoff

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 11th, 2018

Fixing bread prices seems as though it would be more of an issue during the French or Russian Revolutions than in our modern world. However, the current case of companies accused of adding pennies to loaves over the course of the last 14 years should be a call to arms for citizens. Considering that our ... Read More »

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Oprah is not the answer

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 10th, 2018

Whether Oprah Winfrey runs for president in 2020 or not, it will not miraculously change what is wrong with America. In fact, it might even be detrimental to American society as a whole if she does run. The last thing the United States needs is another over-exposed celebrity setting its political agenda, cloistered in notions ... Read More »

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