Editorials

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 14:38

Alberta premier punished for telling the truth

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By Ron Walter —Guest Editorial
This former Albertan, having grown up in a one-party Alberta state, watched last week’s election results from Saskatchewan with disbelief. The “socialist hordes” stormed the right wing Alberta bastion in an incredible twist of politics.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 15:10

A new dawn

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Albertans woke up to a different reality on Wednesday. The 44-year dynasty of a ruling Progressive Conservative government was toppled by Rachel Notley and the NDPs.

The May 5 Alberta provincial election is completely intriguing and exciting with more twists and turns than in recent elections.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:44

Climate change policies needed

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While Earth Hour gains momentum in other countries, in Canada the event, which took place the end of March, was really much ado about nothing. The question is what does this say about the willingness of Canadians to make the tough decisions — or at least ask elected officials to do so — when it comes to reducing the impacts of climate change?

Despite recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) by the federal government to address concerns that employers have been abusing the program, the debate over the use of temporary workers appears to be far from over.

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is nothing if not a confident man.

If you are someone who thinks politics is boring, you failed to watch the drama last week, especially on March 21-22. It truly had a lot of dramatic elements to it. It’s like passing by a bad accident scene — you just can’t take your eyes off it.

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