April 28th, 2017

Opinions

National Affairs: War is hell and Freeland has nothing to be ashamed of

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 13th, 2017

In 1992, I studied for a school year in Paris. My roommate was French. One night, over cheap port from the local grocery, we got to talking about the Second World War. “Everyone’s grandparents fought in the Resistance,” my roommate said. He paused for a beat. “The Resistance wasn’t that big.” He was paraphrasing J.B.S. ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Fake news, bias, or both?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 10th, 2017

Recent studies and analysis of the media have shown that over 90 per cent of reporters, analysts and news writers are Liberal, Democrat or otherwise on the left of the political spectrum. About half of these reporters will claim to be independent but an analysis of their work shows that they fail to achieve an ... Read More »

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Tory leadership races are turning politics on its head

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 10th, 2017

Next weekend will be the culmination of a long process to choose a new leader for the provincial PCs but in many ways the rebuilding process will have only just begun. There appear to be two front-runners, Jason Kenney the former federal politician and Richard Starke a current provincial politician. For Kenney, whose agenda it ... Read More »

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Keep refugee numbers in perspective

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 8th, 2017

The trickle of refugees coming across the border into Canada from the United States since the Trump administration took power has been overblown, over-exaggerated and over-sensationalized. The number of illegals which have come across the border from the United States has been about 500 to date (nation-wide), mostly families with children. Compare this to about ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Meddling risks harming PM’s brand

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 6th, 2017

Alan DeSousa has been the mayor of Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough since it was created 15 years ago. Initially elected on the ticket of mayor Gerald Tremblay, he survived the corruption scandals that marked that era and was re-elected as part of Denis Coderre’s team in 2013. When DeSousa declared his intention to run for the ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Federal Conservative race a charade

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 4th, 2017

I watched the new president address Congress yesterday. His language was uncharacteristically polished. His ideas were carefully worded and shaped to suggest substance. His conciliatory appeal to the people of the nation and to the two parties seemed to shimmer with good will, good purpose and reason. We can only succeed together. We must approach ... Read More »

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Stiffer sentences for drug dealers

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 3rd, 2017

An initiative to address the proliferation of illicit opioids was announced by Crime Stoppers in Ontario this week. They promised a cash reward for information leading to a seizure of drugs and/or the arrest of a trafficker. Other parts of Ontario have also tried this. Some declared the program a “success” having paid two rewards ... Read More »

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Automation presents a murky future

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 2nd, 2017

For as long as computers and the internet have existed, we’ve heard that no aspect of life will be untouched in the future by its reach and possibilities. The future appears to now, or at least very soon, and the sooner people start dealing with major upheaval, the better. A report released last June states ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Policy should drive NDP race

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 1st, 2017

Almost a year after the New Democrats made history of a kind by showing Thomas Mulcair the door, the party has finally corralled enough candidates to hold a proper leadership debate next month. The entries of MPs Peter Julian, Charlie Angus and Guy Caron in the race should put to rest, once and for all, ... Read More »

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Keeping your info safe in the digital age

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 1st, 2017

While this digital era of smartphones, tablets and social media has created an amazing communication age across the world, it is not without its thorns amid the roses. Privacy is one casualty of the new communication age. With smartphones and social media sites like Facebook it is nearly impossible to keep a low profile. We ... Read More »

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