April 26th, 2017

Opinions

We can all do more

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 26th, 2017

In case anybody was interested, last Saturday, April 22, was Earth Day. Every year it comes, and every year its significance is either completely overlooked or diminished down to, say, a super model (like Gisele Bundchen) posing in a dancer’s stance on a beach in a revealing bikini. Nothing against Ms. Bundchen, she is deservedly ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Canada wears velvet glove to shake hands with U.S.

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 24th, 2017

Ever since last fall’s American presidential election campaign, Justin Trudeau has played nice with Donald Trump, routinely bending over backward to avoid taking the new administration head-on. Parsing the prime minister’s comments on Trump’s eventful first three months, one would be hard-pressed to find anything but kind words about the new occupant of the White ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Things are worse than they seem

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 22nd, 2017

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke. Maybe Edmund Burke was mistaken. It is clear that evil also triumphs when men of ignorance attempt to do too much. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. The world’s most powerful nation, the nation ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Albertans deserve better than decline now, burdens later

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 21st, 2017

Ogden Nash, humourist and poet, astutely noted that “Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.” Most Albertans looking at the eye-popping deficit and debt numbers from the latest budget will agree that some less-than-fun times in the future are the price we pay ... Read More »

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Justin Trudeau well deserving of ‘hypocrite’ label

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 21st, 2017

Eat, drink, be merry, take selfies, fly around the world on public relations missions and spend, for tomorrow the big bucks to pay for it will flow in from Alberta. We are talking $280 million in carbon tax revenue for the federal government from carbon taxes in Alberta and B.C., according to reports released this ... Read More »

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Ramifications of legal marijuana remain cloudy

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 20th, 2017

Today is April 20, or 4/20 for short, the day marijuana activists use for protest, public displays of defiance and a call to action to legalize pot. The times are certainly about to change as Ottawa and the provinces consider the implications of the Liberal government’s plan to make marijuana legal. Concerns about decriminalizing pot, ... Read More »

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On the brink of something unspeakable

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 19th, 2017

Feeling a little gloomy with the war clouds gathering over North Korea? Feeling a bit anxious about the possibility of the first thermo-nuclear weapon attack since the end of the Second World War? No? Well, you should be. We are currently on the brink of that unspeakable possibility. What to do about it? Pray. And ... Read More »

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Guest Column: The ugly climate truth

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 17th, 2017

I have written about our lack of control over the changes in our climate and the “religious” fervour of those who advocate for the end of fossil fuels and the promotion of green energy. (June 2016, January 2017). On the face of it, moving to getting our power from wind and solar sounds like good ... Read More »

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Airline passengers should have rights

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 15th, 2017

The next time you purchase an airline ticket, it might be worth considering that you aren’t necessarily getting a seat on that particular flight. You’re essentially buying a ticket for stand-by. That’s really how the system works with airlines routinely overselling seats on their scheduled flights. But is that the way it should work? The ... Read More »

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Small steps have made Canada a great country over 150 years

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 13th, 2017

Easter Monday marks 75 days until the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary — the halfway point of the 150-day counter that first appeared on the News’ front page in February. At that time an editorial challenged readers to consider how they could engage is a special commemoration of Canada’s sesquicentennial. So, how are things coming ... Read More »

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