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Opinion: Fix the long-term care horror

There’s a long-term-care crisis in Canada that is crying out for short-term,…

  • May 28, 2020

Opinion: COVID-19 reveals folly of performance-based funding for universities

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the folly of performance-based funding schemes for…

  • May 27, 2020

Hong Kong is a train wreck I can’t bear to watch

“We are the meat on the chopping board,” said Martin Lee, founder…

  • May 27, 2020
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Michael Dawe: Great Depression teaches us the lessons of debt relief

There is a lot of wellfounded concern about the enormous, worldwide impact…

  • May 27, 2020

Political parties don’t need COVID cash

The least essential service throughout the pandemic has been politics — which…

  • May 26, 2020

David Marsden: Jason Kenney is all hat, no cattle

There are few character failings more unappealing than those of people who…

  • May 25, 2020

Scheer has quickly made a hash of Harper’s legacy

By the time Andrew Scheer hands over the Conservative party to a…

  • May 25, 2020

Hay’s Daze: Room for rage isn’t a necessity

Have you ever been so angry, you just wanted to smash something?…

  • May 23, 2020

Michael Dawe: Red Deer has wrestled with tough financial times before

If money is tight now, it was worse back in 1936

  • May 20, 2020

Today’s pandemic is paving the way for more automation

The First World War speeded up the emancipation of women. The Second…

  • May 20, 2020

Canada’s carbon tax is out of step with reality

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has chosen to make life more expensive by…

  • May 19, 2020

David Marsden: Trudeau chooses the wrong path

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a mistake by sending $2,000 a month…

  • May 18, 2020

Finally, a whiff of COVID freedom

Now that the COVID-19 crisis crack in the door has been pushed…

  • May 16, 2020

Growing a garden helps the bees and builds resilience

With the arrival of spring, many people have been starting to think…

  • May 15, 2020

It’s too soon to trigger an election

It is not necessary to subscribe to the horse-before-the-cart speculation about a…

  • May 14, 2020

Harper fails to share insights from 2008 financial crisis

All those wondering what Stephen Harper would have done in this pandemic…

  • May 14, 2020

Travel restrictions scuttle Canadian mercenary’s plans

It’s hard being born Canadian if your ambition is to be a…

  • May 13, 2020

Michael Dawe: Sylvan Lake has long been a retreat for central Albertans

Friday is the beginning of the annual May long weekend. To many…

  • May 13, 2020

Opinion: Those masks are proving useful

Canada’s own Dominic LeBlanc was way out front in the debate over…

  • May 12, 2020

David Marsden: Our oil industry has too few friends

Elizabeth May and Yves-Francois Blanchet are just the latest in a long…

  • May 11, 2020