February 25th, 2018

Opinions

National Affairs: Patrick Brown lone Red Tory in PC leadership melodrama

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 24th, 2018

Ontario’s bizarre Progressive Conservative melodrama has entered a new phase of absurdity. Former leader Patrick Brown is considered too disreputable to sit in the Legislature as a Conservative. But he is apparently reputable enough to be the party’s leader again. He’s also the only candidate vying for the leadership who is running as a Red ... Read More »

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Billy Graham will loom large for years to come

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 23rd, 2018

The death of Billy Graham closes a significant chapter in world history. Hundreds of thousands of people made their way to gigantic stadiums around the world, not to watch a game or hear a rock star perform, but to hear Graham preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. There have been people who have tried to ... Read More »

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MLA Report: B.C.’s actions over pipeline shake the very foundation of confederation in Canada

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 23rd, 2018

The need for Alberta to get its oil to tidewater so it can market our commodity internationally is absolutely essential to the province and the rest of our nation. Albertans need to be united in the demands of the federal and B.C. governments to allow a pipeline that has met the regulatory requirements to be ... Read More »

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Wanted: More entrepreneurs willing to open their wallets

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 22nd, 2018

The loss of the Spitz plant in Bow Island is a blow to that town and, more generally the regional economy that for some time now has been pumping itself up as a destination for value-added agricultural production. The story behind the sunflower seed company, which started 30 years ago as a better use for ... Read More »

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Something can be done to curb gun violence

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 20th, 2018

We are not hopeless in this. As we absorb the news of another school shooting, as more students learn what it means to feel terror in a supposed place of safety, as more parents hear the most devastating news possible, we cannot forget that we can do something. It doesn’t always feel like that, as ... Read More »

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Do we still value democracy?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 19th, 2018

Do people in North America still support democracy?This is an urgent question as Canadians face a turning point in history, a place where brute force and ignorance are making democratic debate impossible. But in this era of dangerous chaos, the right wing of our political house appears disinterested in meaningful discussion: “A fire in the ... Read More »

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Anti-pipeline front fails in B.C. byelection vote

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 17th, 2018

The outcome of the first electoral engagement to take place against the backdrop of the B.C.-Alberta trade war was non-conclusive. That is not to say it was meaningless. On Wednesday, the voters in the provincial riding of West Kelowna had the somewhat dubious honour to be the first to have the opportunity to use the ... Read More »

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‘Saving lives’ plans are fine, but common senseis needed

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 16th, 2018

A political decision has taxi drivers digging in their heels in Strathmore and so they should. A new bylaw requires taxi drivers to undergo first aid training. The rationale of the town council is that schools and many companies require someone with first aid training on staff and so why not have taxi drivers do ... Read More »

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MLA Report: TransMountain project has to happen, but ball is in Justin Trudeau’s court

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 16th, 2018

If you have been paying attention to Canadian politics, and Alberta politics, in the last few months you will have noticed a theme occurring. It goes like this: the NDP government claims to have secured a social licence for pipeline approval (because of their implementation of a job killing carbon tax on the backs of ... Read More »

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Hard to say who will win political games over pipeline battle

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 15th, 2018

The showdown between Alberta and B.C. over the TransMountain pipeline is not only pitting the two westernmost provinces against each other. The battle has larger implications not only for the New Democratic Party — which counts two premiers in the fight — but also for the federal government and the panorama of Canadian voters and ... Read More »

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