July 21st, 2019

Opinions

National Affairs: Premiers may flip together but PM hasn’t flopped yet

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 20th, 2019

The brief get-together of five conservative-minded premiers last week was meant to highlight the divide. Alberta’s Jason Kenney, Ontario’s Doug Ford, Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe and New Brunswick’s Blaine Higgs all gathered before the cameras to flip pancakes at the Calgary Stampede. They were joined by Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod who, while technically non-partisan, shares ... Read More »

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Achievement

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 20th, 2019

This editorial was first published in the Medicine Hat News on July 21, 1969, the day after Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The footprints of man have joined the footprints of time on the surface of the moon. Momentous achievement, superb performance, stunning success – the United States astronauts’ brief exploration of the Sea ... Read More »

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NDP filibustering just grandstanding against what Albertans voted for

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 19th, 2019

Filibuster – a word that has been on the lips of many Albertans recently. While it may sound like the name of a rodent for Groundhog Day, or a favourite sweet treat, what is the true purpose of this parliamentary tool? History is always a good place to look when analyzing concepts. The first use ... Read More »

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UCP decision to cut nutrition program funding short-sighted

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 18th, 2019

Enjoy your breakfast? Care for an extra slice of toast? More coffee? That morning energy boost is an important part of life for most Canadians. Indeed, if our routine blood test requisition says “fast for 12 hours,” we’re anxious to get an early morning laboratory booking so we can grab something to eat as we ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Why aren’t berms more popular?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 15th, 2019

In 1953 the Netherlands suffered from a horrendous storm, storm tide, and all-consuming floods. Although the Dutch had always been subjected to flooding, that one was totally unexpected; in severity, loss of life, of humans and animals, damage to superstructure, entire towns, large parts of cities, farms/agriculture – certainly all the areas below sea level ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Canada helping to support journalism rights

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 13th, 2019

@susandelacourt Canada is helping to set up a rapid-response team of international diplomats to step in when media freedom is urgently trampled, such as in last year’s murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The measure is one of several steps coming out of this week’s big Canada-U.K. conference on press freedom, co-chaired in London by ... Read More »

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Oilpatch proposal deserves provincial consideration

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 11th, 2019

The country’s largest oil producers made a pitch to the Alberta government Tuesday that sounds worth considering. It was proposed at the TD Securities Calgary Energy Conference that the province reward companies that commit to increasing crude-by-rail capacity by easing up on oil curtailment levels enacted by the government in January as a way of ... Read More »

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Making the most out of consultations

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 11th, 2019

Step right up and take a gander at splendiferous cure for whatever ails you; a (political) science breakthrough that will make your headaches disappear, beggar your opponents, and make your opposition to which and whatever brim with new vigour. Why, it’s consultation! Don’t like a pipeline? Where you properly consulted? Against the carbon tax? Were ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Bill 2 creates jobs, opportunity

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 8th, 2019

Alberta. The land of opportunity. This is the idea that brought my parents here over forty years ago. They packed up me and my sister and headed west for better jobs and a hope for a better future for their children. Fast forward 10 years to a bright-eyed and eager teenager standing in front of ... Read More »

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MP Report: Federal Tories offer ‘Real Plan to Protect Our Environment’

By medicinehatnews on July 5th, 2019

Protecting Canada’s environment, a Conservative core principle dating back to Confederation, follows the basic principle that whatever we inherit from those who came before us we must leave in better shape for those who come after us. This ideal was instilled by Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, the architect and founder of ... Read More »

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