Editorial & Opinion

Editorial & Opinion

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

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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.

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by Thomas Walkom Justin Trudeau came to power promising a bold economic agenda. He would not only encourage growth in what was still a struggling economy,...

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Depending on how one looks at it, former prime minister Kim Campbell is either the last federal minister to have tried to recriminalize abortion in Canada or the first to have conceded that the federal government had to leave women free to choose whether to carry a pregnancy to term.

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Over his first 15 months as a rookie MP and Canada's finance minister, Bill Morneau has mastered the art of the platitude. That could come in handy when he presents his second budget this month.

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Crime is rising across our province. In 2015 alone, it went up 18 per cent across Alberta, including a 12 per cent rise in violent crimes. And now trials of accused criminals are being stayed because of mismanagement and a lack of resources in our courts.

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Sometimes to kill time in Ottawa, a few of us old-timers like to speculate about whatever happened to the Naylor report. "Whatever happened to the Naylor report?" Tex will ask, or maybe it's Mitch.