Category: Opinion

  • Braid: Liberals energize themselves with big battery bucks for favoured provinces

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Opinion News Local News Columnists This is about political votes as much as electrical volts Get the latest from Don Braid, Calgary Herald straight to your inbox Sign Up Author of the article: Don Braid  •  Calgary Herald Published Nov 23, 2023  •  Last updated 36 minutes ago  •  3 minute read…

  • Nelson: Health care's survival depends on younger newcomers

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Round and round we’ll no doubt go, with the only guaranteed outcome being taxpayers paying more and getting less from a system an ever-growing number of Albertans depends upon Author of the article: Chris Nelson  •  For The Calgary Herald Published Nov 23, 2023  •  Last updated 26 minutes ago  •  3…

  • Opinion: The real existential threat to Alberta

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Published Nov 23, 2023  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  3 minute read Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate policies have had a significantly negative effect on Alberta. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick /The Canadian Press Article content In early October 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada nullified Bill C-69, better known as…

  • Letters: Alberta has bigger issues than pension plan

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Published Nov 23, 2023  •  Last updated 2 hours ago  •  2 minute read Alberta Premier Danielle Smith releases an independent report on a potential Alberta pension plan on Sept. 21. Photo by Darren Makowichuk /Postmedia Network Article content I am trying to keep an open, logical mind regarding the Alberta government’s…

  • Opinion: Wake up, council: Tax hikes don’t support affordability

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Published Nov 22, 2023  •  Last updated 5 minutes ago  •  3 minute read Calgary city council began budget deliberations at city hall on Monday. Photo by Darren Makowichuk /Postmedia Network Article content Calgary’s latest proposed tax increase has made everyone talk. A friend claimed she would be unaffected because she didn’t…

  • Braid: Manning's email blooper shows growing use of public money for partisan gain

    Article content This political blooper would be slapstick funny if it wasn’t so expensive. The first thing Preston Manning did with his report on COVID-era response was turn it into a campaign weapon. Article content On the day his big report went public, he shopped it around to Alberta Conservative MPs as a possible source…

  • Opinion: Keep it away from the kids — legal cannabis is only a negative for youth

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Published Nov 21, 2023  •  Last updated 5 minutes ago  •  3 minute read Even though one of the goals of legalizing pot in Canada was to help protect kids, there has been an alarming rise in negative effects from its use among youth. Photo by Arlen Redekop /Postmedia Network Article content…

  • Breakenridge: Predictable conclusions in expensive and unnecessary COVID report

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Published Nov 21, 2023  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  3 minute read Preston Manning was hired by the provincial government to run an inquiry into Alberta’s pandemic response. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick /The Canadian Press Article content We already have a government that saw fit to ban itself from raising…

  • Varcoe: Alberta businesses anticipate new federal details to spur billions in carbon capture projects

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Energy Columnists Business Billions of dollars of proposed CCUS projects in the province have been announced over the past three years but the ability to apply for a federal tax credit has been slow to crystalize. Get the latest from Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald straight to your inbox Sign Up Published…

  • Braid: The pro-Hamas letter that got head of U of A Sexual Assault Centre fired

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Opinion News Local News Columnists Get the latest from Don Braid, Calgary Herald straight to your inbox Sign Up Author of the article: Don Braid  •  Calgary Herald Published Nov 20, 2023  •  Last updated 12 minutes ago  •  3 minute read The head of a the sexual assault centre at the…