August 17th, 2018

Opinions

Media the enemy? Yes, of ignorance

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 16th, 2018

Donald Trump may be redefining how politics are played in the United States, but real danger comes if citizens allow him or any one person the power to define who is and isn’t a so-called “enemy of the people.” Newspapers across the United States today are coordinating their editorial page topics to argue against his ... Read More »

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How decisions are made

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 15th, 2018

Sir John A. Macdonald will no longer stand outside Victoria’s city hall. As his statue disappears out of public view, we should be concerned about how it happened. Victoria council approved a recommendation on Thursday to remove the statue and put it in storage until a decision is made about whether or where it should ... Read More »

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Broken ties are no loss

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 14th, 2018

It’s unfortunate thousands of Saudi Arabian students are getting caught in the crossfire as a new school year is about to begin, but the breakdown of relations between Canada and the Middle Eastern kingdom is news we can cheer. Saudi Arabia is mad that Canada’s Global Affairs department tweeted it was “gravely concerned about additional ... Read More »

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NAFTA deal must be worth effort

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 13th, 2018

As NAFTA heads into its possible endgame, with fast-track negotiations set to begin in the next week in the hopes of coming to some type of final agreement before the U.S. Congressional elections kick off later this fall, many in Canada are wondering what we may yet have to give up to ensure a final ... Read More »

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Guest Column: In Greyhound’s wake, gov’t should stay off the bus

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 13th, 2018

Troy Media Western Canadian bus riders have received an early Halloween scare: as of Oct. 31, 2018, Greyhound won’t offer passenger routes west of Ontario. For the company, it means 415 fewer employees and two million fewer passenger rides each year. For bus riders in remote areas, a vital link has been cut. Some advocates ... Read More »

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What are we doing wrong?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 11th, 2018

In recent years we have been hearing a lot about a growing opioid crisis. Increasing numbers of people are getting addicted to these substances either through abuse or misuse of prescription medications or through experimentation with these deadly substances on the street. Hundreds are dying every year from overdosing largely on illegally produced forms of ... Read More »

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Canada should say goodbye to Saudi Arabia

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 11th, 2018

Canada’s diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia made international headlines this week. Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sent a tweet, apparently the preferred method of communication for diplomats in 2018, calling for the “immediate release” of two Saudi women’s rights activists who were recently detained. The Saudis responded rashly, calling off new trade deals with Canada, ... Read More »

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Pope is right: Capital punishment is always wrong

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 10th, 2018

Pope Francis’s condemnation of capital punishment is simple and unambiguous: It is inadmissible. No exceptions for especially heinous crimes; no loopholes allowing execution when other lives might be in jeopardy, as in past Catholic teachings. No, declared the pope; state-sanctioned killing is always an unjustifiable attack on the dignity of human life, it’s always wrong. ... Read More »

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Stick with Canada’s values

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 9th, 2018

Saudi Arabian students studying in Victoria could be heading home early because of their country’s strange overreaction to a Canadian government tweet. Although Canada might feel some pain from the dispute, it should stick by its principles. Global Affairs Canada sent out a tweet criticizing the Middle Eastern nation for arresting and detaining two female ... Read More »

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It’s time to act when even the trucking industry says there’s a problem

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 8th, 2018

There’s nothing like a summer road trip β€” music playing, latte in hand β€” to create that glorious feeling of freedom. Until, that is, your knuckles are white, gripping the steering wheel as a transport truck looms too close in the rear-view mirror or swerves in the lane ahead. And there seems to be increasing ... Read More »

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