January 21st, 2017

Opinions

Big changes for Canada-U.S. relations with Trump, cabinet

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 11th, 2017

With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration set to take place on Jan. 20, it goes without saying we are entering a new era of politics and personalities in the United States. Mr. Trump’s cabinet has been largely filled in at this point in time, and it’s an interesting one. Interesting because most in the cabinet are ... Read More »

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Guest Column: The end is near

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 9th, 2017

For the past few months, I have been sitting back observing the left-wing commentators and pundits on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CTV, CBC and others, including many left-wing newspapers. I watched as their hopes for a Democratic win in the U.S. grew into confidence when Donald Trump became the Republican nominee. Late on Nov. 8, ... Read More »

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O’Leary playing games with CPC leadership to the detriment of other candidates

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 7th, 2017

Utilize the washroom facilities, or get off the pot — it’s a cleaned-up version of a phrase not suitable for the pages of the News, yet applicable to Canadian business “celebrity” Kevin O’Leary who has for more than a year now mused about running for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Since Stephen Harper ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Wildrose would repeal job-killing, expensive carbon tax

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 7th, 2017

The NDP’s risky carbon tax is now in effect — and the cost of everything is going up. The price of gas is now 4.5 cents per litre more expensive. Diesel is now 5.4 cents per litre more expensive. Natural gas prices will increase between 30 to 40 per cent. Gas taxes have gone up ... Read More »

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No reason why PM couldn’t use regular aircraft for vacation

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 6th, 2017

This festive season Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in the media regarding a family vacation and the use of taxpayer funded aircraft to go on this vacation. By way of explanation, a journalist said the government aircraft had to be used by the Trudeau family because the prime minister “can’t” use regular scheduled airlines. The ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Climate plan has three benefits

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 6th, 2017

Albertans often ask me how the Climate Leadership Plan will affect them and their families. It’s a good question. And with all the fear-mongering out there about the plan, it can be hard to get to the truth. Three benefits stand out: First, the Climate Leadership Plan paved the way for the approval of the ... Read More »

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Plenty of promise for better times ahead in 2017

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 5th, 2017

With a new year comes new promise. For Medicine Hat in 2017, that promise includes encouraging work in the categories of something old and something new. Renewed activity in the oilpatch, some major private sector projects and the connected construction dollars, should see the local economic landscape tip backwards toward level. At the same time, ... Read More »

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New year a book of blank pages

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 4th, 2017

As the end of another year approaches, the question of whether 2016 was a good year or a bad year will produce different responses depending on individual perspectives. But there’s no denying it was an interesting year. Donald Trump’s headline-grabbing ride, first to the Republican presidential nomination and then to the presidency of the world’s ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Restless kids a top education problem

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 4th, 2017

Schools across Canada went to great lengths in 2016 to re-engage fidgety students in what may be known as the Year of Self-Regulation. Coping with today’s restless kids requires every conceivable pacifier, including spin bikes, exercise balls, wiggle stools and standup desks. That’s why in my annual survey of the big five kindergarten-to-Grade-12 education issues, ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Trump’s presidency signals an end to civility in American society

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 31st, 2016

In our culture we like to celebrate the equal worth of all individuals. This concept, brought to us through the Renaissance, asserts that all humans are capable of reasoning and therefore are ‘sacred’ beings. So, when we saw the gradual acceptance of individuals traditionally on the fringes of society, as in the last 70 years, ... Read More »

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