Local Opinions - Red Deer Advocate
Last August, when he was still an outsider wanting to get inside, Jim Prentice proposed a three-term limit for provincial MLAs. Now that he’s premier, that hasn’t been so much on the radar, much less the agenda.
But MLAs in all three major parties in our province have been doing a lot of that work for him. In the next provincial election, not one of the current party leaders will have fought a provincial campaign before, not as leader. READ
Stephen Harper may still seek to control the message, but so far in 2015, he has been unable to control events. As the prime minister surveyed this election year from afar, he and party strategists thought they had a winning hand. They may yet, but the Conservatives will have to play the cards they’ve been dealt, not the cards they expected to draw. READ
The University of Dalhousie’s school of dentistry finally announced on Monday that there will be a partial suspension of the 13 students, members of a “Gentleman’s Club,” for misogynist Facebook postings. That hardly makes them special, since the entire fourth-year dentistry class has yet to return from the Christmas break and get back to work. All other classes have already resumed, but school management is keeping the fourth-year class out for now. READ
Around this time of year, I like to remind people to be a little charitable. Just a little. To decide to make gifts so small you don’t even notice them. If all of us did this, the cumulative power of many small donations to local charities can be extremely powerful. It only takes a mass acceptance that this is needed, and that it works. READ