October 31st, 2014

Opinions

Enforcer role no longer prominent in pro hockey

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 30th, 2014

Almost a month has passed in the National Hockey League, and the game looks a lot different.The players are faster, able to move the puck around at a quicker pace, and you need to keep your eyes focused on the players and puck in order to keep track ... Read More »

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The PC juggernaut rolls on in Alberta

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 29th, 2014

There’s a very good reason Alberta has been ruled by a Progressive Conservative government for more than 40 years.It’s simple: This province bleeds PC blue.With PC spending scandals and ethics violations as a backdrop, four provincial byelections were held Monday and if the Opposition Wildrose were ever going ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Tackling terror issue requires a fixer-in-chief

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 29th, 2014

One of the main things to know about the so-called Protection of Canada from Terrorists bill that was brought forward in the House of Commons on Monday is that it cannot possibly live up to its title. Another useful thing to note is that its official author, Public ... Read More »

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Be careful: Words can be damaging

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 28th, 2014

There is no way this is going to end well. Explosive allegations over the weekend has celebrity radio host Jian Ghomeshi saying he was fired by the CBC due to a vengeful ex-girlfriend exposing sex life secrets, and a prudish public broadcaster lacking a backbone, worried over public ... Read More »

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Ottawa will bounce back defiantly, but city remains chilled by questions of ‘what if’

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 27th, 2014

OTTAWA The strains of O Canada started faintly, but gradually built. It was sung by cabinet ministers, MPs from all parties, public servants on their way to work, a bicycle courier and university students. We all sang, but this was a plaintive rendering of the anthem. Spontaneous, yes, ... Read More »

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Hopefully, U.S. will realize harm done by COOL, and reverse its course

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 27th, 2014

Canadians and Americans play nice most of the time. We share a wide variety of cultural and geographical similarities, and in general, enjoy a very cordial relationship. But every so often, something gets in the way. For those of us living north of the border, country-of-origin labelling (COOL) ... Read More »

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Democracy alive and well in Canada

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 25th, 2014

Former city clerk gives plug for democracy: Former city clerk Larry Godin gave his own plug for a healthy democracy in his role as chair of the Development Appeal Board this past Thursday. Godin reminded committee members, board members, and the public in attendance that there would be ... Read More »

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Canada’s greatest strength:Our value for human life

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 25th, 2014

The simplest way to sum up what this country stands for is that it values human life. It is a value that is intrinsic to who Canadians are, what our institutions seek to uphold and why this country is a beacon to people across the globe. The reaction ... Read More »

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Safeguarding ourselves, our homes and our ideals, too

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 23rd, 2014

Thirteen years ago the idea of North American security was changed so fundamentally by the 9-11 attacks that suddenly no one felt safe and many wondered if they ever would again. That feeling came rushing back Wednesday. A gunman shot and killed a soldier on honour guard at ... Read More »

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Is it discrimination to deny someone a job over a tattoo or piercing?

By Opinion on October 22nd, 2014

Look at your friends, observe people on the street, flip on a television screen, and you will likely see a person who is inked up or has a piercing of some sort.What was once the domain of sailors, bikers and sideshow performers, body modification has taken off and ... Read More »

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