February 1st, 2015

Opinions

Free press a hallmark of a free society

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 31st, 2015

The Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier this month saw the issue of free speech in Western democracies come to the fore in a manner and style rarely seen. But free speech is a far more nuanced ideal that can’t be simply upheld when gun-toting maniacs decided to ... Read More »

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Talk of the Town: Sunniest city? Does it matter?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 31st, 2015

According to well known Environment Canada climatologist Dave Phillips, Medicine Hat should be in the running for maintaining its position as Canada’s sunniest city. That should be good news for the City Hall people who are behind the new logo, “A Sunshine State of Mind.” However, there is ... Read More »

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Hidden cameras may be best chance at safety

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 30th, 2015

The revelation of abuse at a seniors’ residence in Alberta has raised the question of whether placing a hidden camera in the private bedroom of your loved one is a gross invasion of privacy or the only way to protect them. This week the daughter of a senior ... Read More »

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Anything is possible, just ask the PC party

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 29th, 2015

Alberta politics, once thought of as stagnant, has proven to be much more fluid over the six months. But whether is it any more dynamic or less predictable remains to be seen. The 44th year of Progressive Conservative rule in Alberta has turned into a blur of happenings, ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Premier Prentice is wrong about Alberta’s single tax

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 28th, 2015

After governments abandon fiscal prudence, they will soon search for any and all ways to tax people more. This is the reality playing out in Alberta, where Premier Jim Prentice has floated multiple tax increase trial balloons. The premier, new to the office, is not responsible for jacking ... Read More »

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Parents need to stop taking the fun out of kids’ sports

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 28th, 2015

Treat everyone you see with respect, or how you would like to be treated. Do not raise your voice, be a gracious winner or loser, and always respect the referee. If you were a child who took part in sports at any time of life, these were lessons ... Read More »

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World leaders can’t have it both ways on Saudi Arabia

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 27th, 2015

Just weeks ago world leaders were bellowing on about freedom and democracy. Now they’re fawning over the late Saudi Arabian king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who was no friend to these basic things. The death of the king at age 90 spurred the U.K. government lowered its flags. Heads ... Read More »

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Too much red tape bad for business

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 26th, 2015

The late Robert M. Schaeberle, former chief executive at Nabisco, once noted, “If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.” As it stands, however, red tape is a source of indigestion for the small business community. According to “Canada’s Red Tape Report,” released ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Trudeau takes more cautious approach to his promises

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 26th, 2015

OTTAWA Tom Mulcair stood in Montreal Thursday and said an NDP government would cancel the Conservative cuts to the CBC. The country did not tilt. Work days did not come to a screeching halt. The CBC News Network didn’t even cover it. If you are a fan of ... Read More »

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No special treatment in hunting rules

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 24th, 2015

There is some anger being expressed in southeastern Alberta regarding First Nations hunting elk from the CFB Suffield herd that is reflective of larger issues on a national scale between Canadians and the country’s aboriginals. The irony of this issue is that in this part of the country ... Read More »

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