April 20th, 2021

Opinions

Laying It Out: Cutting jobs, cutting wages – How to assault the economy for nothing

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 27th, 2021

The first thing we need to understand about Alberta’s public sector is it’s not bigger than other Canadian jurisdictions, and has not changed in relative size since the 1970s. In comparison to population size, Alberta’s public sector has been a shade over 10% for nearly five decades (10.29% in 1976, 10.23% in 2018), and right ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Accountability is key

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 27th, 2021

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Just Pondering: Let the games begin

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 25th, 2021

Did you hear the collective sigh that rang out across the land when all our TV sets tuned in to watch the Scotties curling last month? It was as if we were given a ray of hope that our old world was returning in some small measure. Granted, it does look and definitely sound different ... Read More »

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Another Thought Coming: Earth, wind, fire, water

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 23rd, 2021

Hardly a day goes by where I don’t see something about people using oil and gas for energy, and how wrong it is to keep using that industry for energy. Surely we must realize this is not acceptable. We continue to take from the earth, and one day we shall deplete the earth of this ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Vaccines? I’m a veteran

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 20th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant As far as vaccines go, I doubt anyone got jabbed more than I did in 2017. It’s all the rage now, of course, for obvious reasons. Back then though, there were several compounding factors to my experience, not the least of which was I was bitten by a bat. But, the process was also ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: Better together (and cheaper, too)

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 20th, 2021

We don’t have to know each other to share the same goals, and we don’t have to like each other to work together to achieve them. That’s an important aspect for understanding the benefits of collective prosperity – it doesn’t have to clash with our inherent selfishness. We often describe selfish behaviour as problematic, and ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Debate within parties is a healthy way for democracy to thrive

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 19th, 2021

“Freedom of speech applies to all or none because power never negotiates.” – R.A. Delmonico “We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.” – John Stuart Mill,  On Liberty In Canada, we are blessed ... Read More »

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For What It’s Worth: War Room has to go

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 18th, 2021

As I expressed in my previous article, I am a full supporter of oilsands development. I agree with the government’s position that the misinformation being doled out by anti oilsands groups is harmful to the province and its biggest sector. What I don’t agree with however, is the method which the government has chosen to ... Read More »

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Digitized Koffee: Burger King made a Whopper of a mistake

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 18th, 2021

I get it. International Women’s Day was happening. Every major brand on the planet sees it as a marketing opportunity, a chance to virtue signal, but I digress. Marketing professionals, competing with all the social media noise, sometimes feel they need to push the envelope, hoping to get noticed.  Well, did Burger King’s (@BurgerKingUK) IWD ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: Passing the princess test

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 11th, 2021

Years ago I dated a single mother with a young daughter obsessed with Disney princesses. She loved all things princess-y and made it her goal in life to become a princess through sheer force of will. One day as we walked through a parking lot she threw a lollipop wrapper on the ground. Wanting to ... Read More »

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