September 24th, 2018

Opinions

National Affairs: CAQ’s immigration plan a caution to Scheer

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 24th, 2018

Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives may want to push pause on plans to make immigration a signature federal campaign theme next fall long enough to take stock of the turn in the Quebec election conversation. Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault thought he was reaching for a low-hanging fruit when he embraced the issue. With less than ... Read More »

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Making ag connections

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 22nd, 2018

As harvest season continues in southern Alberta, what better time to promote the agriculture industry? That’s the goal of Agriculture for Life — or Ag for Life, for short — which has been conducting a program called “What’s in the Field,” to help the public make a connection from the crops they see growing in ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Pie-in-the sky promises, empty threats

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 22nd, 2018

The little white prince rides into the realm. He’s astride his little white donkey named UCP, aptly named for his poor toilet training. A constant trail of piddle indicates his previous travels. This prince-in-waiting is short in stature but oh so tall in pie-in-the-sky promises and empty threats. He fully expects the people of the ... Read More »

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MLA Report: NDP mismanagement coming home to roost

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 21st, 2018

Counting your chickens before they hatch. You don’t have to be a farmer to know this isn’t a good idea. Yet, this is business as usual for government and it comes with predictably brutal results. According to the government’s most recent fiscal update, Alberta is on track for a $7.8 billion deficit in 2018-19. Currently, ... Read More »

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We all have a role to play in overall safety

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 21st, 2018

If we can do something that will save the life of even one person why would we not do it? That was a recent argument in favour of lower speed limits in Calgary. What ends up on the table in one municipality inevitably goes to the others and so it is worth having this discussion ... Read More »

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Who’s the premier here?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 20th, 2018

While Jason Kenney’s trip to India could be problematic, it is certainly in keeping with how the United Conservative leader operates, and, apparently, is enough to draw out the New Democrats, who seem increasingly willing to counter-punch. Kenney and two of his MLAs are in India this week on what they describe as a trip ... Read More »

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Happy ending to Amber Alert

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 19th, 2018

It was all over the media for a 24-hour news cycle. A six-year-old girl described as autistic, epileptic and non-verbal, was found safe in Saskatchewan after being reported missing for 12 hours. According to police, her mom left the car running when she zipped in to do a quick errand at a strip mall. An ... Read More »

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Prostate tests raise difficult questions

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 18th, 2018

The predicament of a Victoria resident who was diagnosed with Stage 3 prostate cancer after being denied a blood test has generated both sympathy and controversy. Grant McKenzie was refused a prostate specific antigen test at age 53. Two years later, his cancer was found. McKenzie believes that had he been granted the test, his ... Read More »

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Smoke ’em if you got ’em

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 17th, 2018

When marijuana becomes legal, residents of Esquimalt can be confident that the naval ship pulling into their harbour won’t be steered by a sailor with one hand on the wheel and the other clutching a joint. As the Oct. 17 date for legalization approaches the Canadian Armed Forces is adapting its regulations to balance members’ ... Read More »

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Could Quebec use move for dress-code law?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 15th, 2018

Chances are Ontario’s Doug Ford will not for long be the only premier to bypass the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to push through a controversial item on his legislative agenda. Depending on the outcome of the Quebec Oct. 1 election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s home province could be next. But if that were to ... Read More »

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