November 14th, 2019

Opinions

Renters deserve more info on utility costs

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on November 14th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@collingallant The call to arms for municipal government is to help the plight of home owners in the arenas of property taxes, planning, the general cost of living and all manner of mundane day-to-day life, from garbage collection to where a bus stop is placed. Perhaps its time to expand that fight to include renters, ... Read More »

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Cherry bombed

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on November 13th, 2019

Classy Don Cherry has turned Canada’s national day of remembrance into a Twitter debate on racism and freedom of speech. In the process, he’s been fired by Sportsnet. “You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or ... Read More »

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The anger is real

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on November 12th, 2019

Peter Downing, the man pushing Wexit Canada, the federal branch of the Western Canada Sovereignty Movement, may be becoming an important figure in Alberta politics. Never heard of him? According to an Aug. 25 National Post story he was a former RCMP officer and soldier who has been in politics on a provincial level. Seemingly ... Read More »

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What’s the plan?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on November 7th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com The United Conservatives have plans to reverse deficit spending over the next four years. Terrific. Then what? While political factions across the province are hailing the recent provincial budget as either a cruel, backward exercise or the beginning of a brand new era of fiscal responsibility, the nut of Alberta’s budget problem remains. That ... Read More »

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We Shall Remember Them … using many new, different ways

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on November 6th, 2019

When Canadian physician Lt.-Col. John McCrae wrote “In Flanders Fields” he couldn’t have dreamed what significance the poppy would become or even how it is used in helping Canadians remember and honour fallen soldiers or pay tribute to those who live in our communities. In these times of global unrest, the message of what these ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Canada’s energy industry being killed by misplaced virtue signals

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on November 5th, 2019

On Thursday, Encana Corp. dropped a major bombshell on Canada’s energy industry – the company plans to move its headquarters to the U.S. early next year, and to rebrand under a new name. Who can blame them? The new name – Ovinitiv Inc. – drops the reference to Canada in their corporate branding. Encana evolved ... Read More »

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Division not helping

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on November 4th, 2019

Well that was fun. Note the sarcasm. Last week, the 2019 federal election saw the Liberal government under Justin Trudeau stay in power, albeit with a minority government. The Conservatives remain the official opposition and won the popular vote. The Bloc Quebecois edged out the NDP in terms of seat numbers, despite only taking seats ... Read More »

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Opinion: Did you know the deficit went up by $2 billion?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on November 2nd, 2019

sschmidt@medicinehatnews.com Ever since Premier Jason Kenney set his sights on Alberta, he’s been selling voters on the idea that provincial debt is out of control and destroying our very way of life. As he campaigned on reined-in spending and widespread cuts, Kenney promised that the incoming suffering was required to tackle the deficit, which alongside ... Read More »

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MP Report: Strong Conservative Opposition will hold Trudeau to account

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on November 1st, 2019

With Elections Canada having officially released the final count from the Oct. 21 election, I am grateful of your support and humbled to have received nearly 80% approval from voters in the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner riding. Representing the best interests of everyone in this expansive riding is a privilege I take very seriously. I thank everyone ... Read More »

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Just be honest about it

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 31st, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The concept of “political spin” is all too familiar but it appears details of the recent provincial budget have gone beyond that. The UCP government has de-indexed tax brackets which will affect most Albertans with the equivalent of a small tax increase. In the government’s 200-page budget document, which can be found online, you ... Read More »

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