March 26th, 2019

Opinions

Alberta election will not be pleasant

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 25th, 2019

Get set for one of the ugliest elections ever in Alberta. The New Democratic Party under Rachel Notley earned an eye-popping majority in 2015 after 44 years of Progressive Conservative governance. To hold onto their majority, the NDP’s strategy is simple. To paraphrase: “We are the party of tolerance, caring, compassion. We build schools, improve ... Read More »

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Immense changes in the political picture in four years

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 22nd, 2019

Four years is not a long time and yet if you look back at the last provincial election in 2015 it seems ages ago. Remember, the late Jim Prentice was leader of the Progressive Conservative government and Blake Pedersen was the candidate in Medicine Hat. The Wildrose Party, with Brian Jean at the helm, was ... Read More »

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This about Alberta, folks

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 21st, 2019

April 16 is the day we’ve all been waiting for … some more than others. But it is the day that Albertans will vote to form the next Alberta government, not the next federal government, not to stick it to anyone else, or send a message to perceived friends or enemies around the world. There’s ... Read More »

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Love, respect and peace, not hate, should rule the world

By medicinehatnews on March 18th, 2019

Racism doesn’t work when it comes to making the world a ‘better’ place. It just doesn’t. Neither does negative feelings of xenophobia, sectarianism, homophobia, or religiophobia. None of it does. It is mentally exhausting watching hate unfold in so many ways. We are learning, watching traditional and social media, we have to be constantly on ... Read More »

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Games politicians play are often a turnoff

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 15th, 2019

It is politics every which way you turn these days and sometimes it is hard to see who is looking out for the average person. On the provincial front it seems there has never been more given to so few in such a short space of time, to paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill. Even as the ... Read More »

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Campaign hasn’t started yet, but really, it’s been going since 2015

By COLLIN GALLANT on March 14th, 2019

It’s been well noted and often that the political landscape in Alberta is heating up ahead of a spring election, and it’s widely accepted that the race to form the next government in the province has been on for some time. It’s been invigorating for some, maddening for others, but Albertans should be under no ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Don’t fight climate change

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 11th, 2019

It is clear to me that common sense and rational thinking have gone the way of the dodo bird and as a result, the human race is not far behind. The young Democrat affectionately known as AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) is convinced that the world as we know it will end within a dozen years and ... Read More »

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Abusive or not, artists’ work can’t be ignored

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 9th, 2019

j How does society respond when a revered artist is accused of doing awful things? This question has been on the minds of many recently, with the airing of HBO’s “Leaving Neverland,” a four-hour documentary in which two men allege they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson when they were children. It also comes after ... Read More »

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Sharing the praise for Medicine Hat’s economic surge

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 7th, 2019

The City of Medicine Hat has moved from a conversation about how to manage its economic development efforts towards discussion of how to manage growth and, notably, managing expectations. The second annual report of its contracted economic development provider, Invest Medicine Hat, was brought to council this week, and provides a good but quick overview ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Health care: What’s wrong with private if efficiencies occur and waits are reduced?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 2nd, 2019

When it comes to our health-care system, the sight of these two words – private and profit – will turn half of the readers of this column apoplectic. They will argue that this speaks of a two-tier health-care system and an inevitable rise in health-care costs. The exact opposite is true. Although there are many ... Read More »

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