Editorial & Opinion

Editorial & Opinion

Editorials, columns and letters to the editor from our readers.

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by Chantal Hebert If you subscribe to the notion that governments are meant to walk their talk at budget time, then Justin Trudeau's Liberals are...

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My class had an interesting day today! Here is the story: Back on February 16th, our grade one class celebrated the 100th day of school. To honour the day they decided they wanted to do a project. As a class, t

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Wednesday's budget will be about the middle class and innovation. Maybe it'll even be helpful! That would be nice. Unfortunately, the Trudeau government's handling of both files so far has left them in something close to a shambles.

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March 20, 2017, Sturgeon County Administration (Land Use Planners) have spent two years preparing the new Draft Land Use Bylaw (LUB) that is currently before Council. The Draft LUB was only released to the public (County Residents/Ratepayers) on January 26th, 2017. Administration refused to provide copies of the Draft LUB prior to the formal release on January 26th (per request of JohnWasmuth to Clayton Kittlitz at November, 2016 “Open House” in Calahoo Hall).

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It's hard to strengthen animal welfare legislation in Canada. Attempts to mildly improve such laws routinely fail. Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, like that of former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, has shown little interest in animal issues.

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For more than 20 years, a politician from Alberta has held the leading position on one side or the other in the House of Commons. That unbroken spell will come to a halt when the federal Conservatives pick a permanent successor to Stephen Harper in May.

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This formal, four-course dinner will be presented in a unique atmosphere with informative and enlightening keynote speakers including; Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, as well as, Brigadier-General S.C. Hetherington, OMM, MSC, CD, Commander, 3rd Canadian Division. Uniforms, artefacts, photos and weapons will be displayed. War diaries of soldiers from Units in 3rd Canadian Division as well as letters written just before battle will be read, bringing the battle, a century past, into the present. Guests will also enjoy music performed by the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Band.

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The controversy over whether Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's grandfather was a Nazi collaborator says a little about her. It says more about the West's current fascination with Russian disinformation. The basic facts about Michael Chomiak's activities during the Second World War are now well known.

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This week, Wildrose announced Bill 202: The Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images Act.

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To compare the leadership debates of the Conservatives and the New Democrats on the basis of the latter's first all-candidates meeting is to engage in a study in contrast.