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Rewriting the rules won’t make Bloc go away
It’s been 19 years since Gilles Duceppe was elected as the first Bloc Quebecois member of Parliament.
Cadets great for teens
Anyone who has ever attended a final parade for participants at the Penhold Air Cadet Summer Training Centre can’t help but be impressed.
Obama a bad president, indeed
Back in November, I predicted that the American people had made the wrong choice in electing an unremarkable Chicago lawyer and senator to the highest office in the land.
Pros and cons of programs aimed at C02 emissions
Federal Environment minister Jim Prentice recently announced Canada’s intention to introduce a “cap and trade” system that would force industry to lower its emissions of carbon dioxide.
Grizzly runs out of land
It’s a devastating blow that a healthy grizzly bear population can’t be restored on the Prairies.
Two left feet in the dance of diplomacy
Stephen Harper is correctly diagnosing the symptom that tightened photo-opportunity smiles at the latest, least congenial Three Amigos summit. How fully the prime minister grasps the deeper disease is less certain.
United Church should thrown support behind Israel
The United Church has come out with progressive social positions like that on water use and their stand against bottled water.
Jobless help falls short
There are two fundamental issues at play in the debate about reforming Canada’s employment insurance system.
Can Murdoch save the newspapers?
Can Rupert Murdoch save the newspaper industry by making people pay to read the news online?
Helping hand for addicts
The lingering opposition to needle exchange and disposal programs is uncaring, retrograde and represents faulty economics.
Carbon offsets will help fight global warming
The science is clear: human-caused global warming is a reality. Now it’s time to focus on solutions.
Car show was a gas
To the organizers of Rock n’ Red Deer, a car show held at the Westerner Park last weekend.
One law for everyone?
It used to be that rich crooks, with friends in high places, were seldom sent to prison. Defended by the best lawyers that money could buy, they tended to win in court much more often than the average person.
The pariahs of Asia and their nukes
It is generally agreed that North Korea and Burma have the two most oppressive regimes in Asia.
World’s fair makes sense
Edmonton city taxpayers have every right to grumble about the cost of their annual Indy race event. One and a half million dollars is a lot of money to throw in to attract visitors to the city for a long weekend of noisy cars. Last year, it was $5.3 million.
Modern-day warrior for weight loss
He’s tall dark and handsome. He’s dignified and dynamic. He’s fit and full of life. And he wants to share his secrets with you. But more than anything, he’s dedicated to the health and fitness of Canada’s First Nations.
Three cheers for Canada
In media interviews, Canadian astronaut Julie Payette recently pointed out the often overlooked contributions of Canucks in the exploration of outer space.
B.C.’s Bill Bennett still alive and kickin’
Bill Bennett was Part 2 of the Bennett Social Credit dynasty that governed British Columbia for a total of 30 years.
Forget flu, let’s fight drunk driving
Neither the public nor the authorities seem to be alarmed at the recent emergence of the virulent H1RR swine flu that has already claimed some 30 lives in Alberta.
Auditor plan wasteful
Both the federal and provincial governments have auditors general to scrutinize their books, not just to see if the numbers balance but to rule on whether taxpayers are getting value for money.