April 30th, 2016

Opinions

Heartfelt farewell as reporter rides off into the sunset

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 30th, 2016

As this is my final opinion piece for the Medicine Hat News as a reporter for this venerable publication which has served this community well for more than 130 years, I’ve been provided an opportunity to express my gratitude to the people of this city. I have had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout this ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Perhaps political tastes can change, so can we talk?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 30th, 2016

She was just under two years old. We had come for a visit. She was sitting in her high chair at the table. Her dad asked her what she would like to eat now. “Proscuito?” she said. That word issuing out of the mouth of an infant seemed not only hilarious but also remarkable. Her ... Read More »

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Role of law, society in families

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 29th, 2016

How often have we heard, “Children are our future.” The implication is, we as a society, should do the best we can to raise them safely, provide them a good education and help them decide on a life of their own. But the reality is, every child grows up in a particular, maybe unique, situation. ... Read More »

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Public should appreciate honest opinions from politicians

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 28th, 2016

Above all, people want honesty from their politicians, or at least they say they do. Yet, this week’s high-profile kerfuffle between Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Uber, and the reaction would suggest people would rather politicians agree with their own opinion. It also highlights the crucial difference between truth and honesty. An opinion, no matter ... Read More »

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Overhaul of Canadian content regulations is long overdue

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 27th, 2016

Canadian content could be getting a major overhaul in the coming years. On Saturday, federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced she will be leading public consultations about the government’s role in supporting Canadian content, looking for ways to update policies to fit in with the modern world. The last time Canadian content regulations were updated ... Read More »

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PM engaging in wishful thinking on Canadian foreign policy past and present

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 26th, 2016

Like a pinprick in a balloon, with air slowly leaking out — there’s a sense of deflation that the Liberal government doesn’t spell a radical shift from the previous Conservative government. At least that’s what it felt like when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quoted as saying that Canadian support for UN peacekeeping missions comes ... Read More »

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The Sniff Test: Political correctness, Alberta style

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 25th, 2016

The federal NDP passed a motion to talk about the Leap Manifesto. (They also punished Thomas Mulcair for failing to fall on his sword by sticking one right between his shoulder blades, but that’s a different column.) You may have noticed — it was in all the papers. Wait. That’s not quite accurate. Responsible news ... Read More »

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Talk of the Town: Unflattering stats for Cowtown

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 23rd, 2016

Many Hatters find Calgary either too busy or too expensive. It turns out, in fact, that Calgary ranks last for business competitiveness in Canada but still remains among the tops in the world. Indeed the city is the most expensive Canadian city in which to do business, according to a new study by Calgary based ... Read More »

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Pot’s revenue stream likely the main reason for legalization

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 22nd, 2016

Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will legalize the use of marijuana, the dangers of the drug have seemingly disappeared. It is worth being reminded of some of them. Marijuana contains a mind-altering chemical that can have long-term effects including hampering the development of the brain and its function, according to the website ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Millennials helped, and could hurt, PM Trudeau

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 22nd, 2016

OTTAWA But for young millennial voters Justin Trudeau might not have won a majority victory last fall. As an Abacus Data study confirmed this week, the younger cohort of the electorate tilted the balance in favour of the Liberals. By turning out in greater numbers and coalescing behind Trudeau, voters aged 18 to 25 almost ... Read More »

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