August 30th, 2015

Opinions

Don’t worry your pretty little heads

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 29th, 2015

Those Hatters who think they’re entitled to know the financial deals on how the Canalta Centre is being run, what a bunch of maroons. I mean really, if they start thinking they own the place just ’cause they forked over $75 million to build the joint, the next thing they’ll think is they have some ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Sounds of silence from Tory candidates

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 28th, 2015

HALIFAX You may think you’ve heard it all before, but when you spend two weeks talking politics during an election campaign from British Columbia to Nova Scotia — as I have — it’s time to think again. You can hear an immigrant from Trinidad grill Liberal candidate Raj Grewal in a backyard on Bayridge Drive ... Read More »

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Power rests in the hands of the ‘news police’

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 28th, 2015

At the Mike Duffy trial the public was given a glimpse of the underworld of “communication” or what should be called “spin doctors” or “news police.” Not that long ago a national corporation managed with one public relations person to provide helpful advice to managers who were nervous talking to the media. Today at all ... Read More »

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone like Jimmy Carter again?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 27th, 2015

Too often in this world, and certainly in politics, kind words are only reserved for the dearly departed. The announcement that former American president Jimmy Carter, aged 90, has brain cancer gives some opportunity to avoid that situation. Carter says he will beat the disease, and who is to say he won’t? However, Americans and ... Read More »

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A blind eye being turned to erosion of heritage, history

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 25th, 2015

Everyone sings praise for government efficiency. That is, until the radical Islamic State obliterates ancient sites like Palmyra’s Baalshamin in a matter of days. The sheer brutal nature of ISIL is horrific, shocking and blunt. Bombs are just, well, downright gauche. After all, the weapon of choice to wipe away history in our so-called more ... Read More »

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Mental health of children a key focus of parents

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 24th, 2015

Has there ever been a better time to be a kid? Gone are the days of summer vacation boredom when kids had to make their own fun. These days there’s no shortage summer camps of various types, sports and other activities to keep them occupied. In addition, thanks to modern technology, today’s young people live ... Read More »

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If now’s not the time for change, when is?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 22nd, 2015

After seeming to stabilize, the price of oil continues to appear as if it’s still working its way down to the bottom of the barrel with West Texas Intermediate trading below $40/bbl Friday. And that is going to hurt the Alberta economy in general and provincial government coffers reliant on funds generated by the hydrocarbon ... Read More »

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Guest Column: A mad guy becomes a meme

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 22nd, 2015

A brief note – Canadian taxpayers are footing the bill for this extremely long, thus expensive, election. When you have to pay back your shiny new child benefit in taxes next April, remember that your money bought Mr. Harper his nice, loooooong election. Week 3: This past week a Conservative Party supporter got all het ... Read More »

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Health care should be standardized across the country

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 21st, 2015

A recent air ambulance bill for an Alberta woman who was visiting Ontario when she went into labour should be a reality check for all of us. Health care is not necessarily universal and Canadians are not treated equally across the country. In the case of the Alberta woman the governments in Alberta and Ontario ... Read More »

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Politician Platform: It’s been an honour and privilege

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 21st, 2015

It has been a great honour and privilege for me to serve all of our citizens and the communities in the Medicine Hat riding. I say thank you to all those who have supported and/or voted for me and as well as those who didn’t and I offer my profound gratitude to all of you. ... Read More »

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