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Liberals are taking a gamble by reversing election promises

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 24th, 2016

What’s a government to do when promises start to unravel? We’re about to find out. The Trudeau Liberals’ 2015 platform took quite a knocking this month. Electoral reform? Not if Canadians don’t want it, says Justin Trudeau, while continuing to resist the obvious mechanism — a referendum — for finding out whether they do. More ... Read More »

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Trump will never want to admit defeat

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 22nd, 2016

No, the U.S. election is not being rigged in favour of Hillary Clinton. It’s unsurprising that a proven sore loser like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeats this accusation as his popularity plummets. He thinks he’s a winner. The best. Can do no wrong. There’s no way he could lose, at least in his mind. ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Time to end Alberta’s 30-year grudge?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 22nd, 2016

I write these words on the first anniversary (Oct. 19) of the Liberals’ victory, and the nation’s rejection of Stephen Harper’s one-man campaign to remake Canada. The people of this nation spoke out saying, “We want our Canada back.” On Oct. 19, 2015, the people of Canada elected a majority Liberal government. For many people ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Principled leadership is more crucial than ever

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 21st, 2016

This time of year, as summer has officially ended and the leaves and snow start to fall, Albertans brace themselves for a long, cold winter. But there’s another season that starts to come around again as the Legislature resumes sitting: political season. If you’re not sure which one you look forward to less, you’re probably ... Read More »

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Premier needs to understand state of the province, not just state of the government

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 21st, 2016

For the unemployed, Premier Rachel Notley’s state-of-the-province address Wednesday not only brought no hope but was almost dismissive of their plight. She was resolute again that there would be no layoffs for teachers and nurses but there was no plan of action to get the people who have no job at all back to work. ... Read More »

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Leaders’ visits are nice, but progress is better

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 20th, 2016

Tracking visits by political leaders to the city is not an exact science, but it’s certainly fodder and the hottest of hot topics in Medicine Hat this week. After a campaign stop here by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week, Mayor Ted Clugston issued a sharp rebuke on Tuesday to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley for ... Read More »

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Get out and vote

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 19th, 2016

“I’m not going to vote.” It’s a statement which crops up at every election or byelection, usually with only a few days to go. You can almost set your watch to the exact time it gets brought up. It’s also statement which causes the people who believe in their democratic rights to shake their heads ... Read More »

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From the American: Born in the U.S.A

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 17th, 2016

In my previous piece, I suggested Hillary Clinton will win the Presidency because most Americans are not ready to believe Trump’s claim that America is becoming a Third World country. They’re not ready to give up on the quest for equality and democracy that is essence of the American soul. Clinton is far from a ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Washroom accommodation in schools a nod to the new reality of our times

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 15th, 2016

“If I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.” I Corinthians 13. Against all common sense and the cautioning of others, I undertake this brief journey into a thought that has been troubling ... Read More »

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No more delays on gov’t apology over sexual orientation discrimination

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 15th, 2016

A big announcement, then silence, save for the chirp of crickets. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in early August that there will be an official apology for the historical persecution of gay Canadians. The announcement came after investigations by the Globe and Mail into these historical wrongs — those who were arrested, fired, and faced ... Read More »

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