Tag: Opinion

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Opinion: Why taxes paid by Calgary businesses need to change

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Published Nov 20, 2023  •  Last updated 49 minutes ago  •  3 minute read Calgary Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Deborah Yedlin explains why business taxation needs to change. Gavin Young/Postmedia Article content The issue of balancing property taxes is a long-standing challenge for city council – and with municipalities increasingly…

  • Opinion: Small business owners hoping for a different ending to the same old story from city hall

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Published Nov 20, 2023  •  Last updated 35 minutes ago  •  3 minute read Calgary’s old city hall is framed against the newer municipal building as city council begings budget debate on Monday, November 21, 2022. Gavin Young/Postmedia. Article content It’s Groundhog Day at city hall— AKA municipal budget season. Every year,…

  • Opinion: Where have all the teachers gone?

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Published Nov 18, 2023  •  Last updated 1 day ago  •  3 minute read ATA president Jason Schilling. Photo, Alberta Teachers Association jpg Article content By Jason Schilling Alberta’s students deserve the best. Unfortunately, our ability to attract and retain teachers to work in public schools is being eroded. Article content Dedicated…

  • Opinion: On health care, local decisions lead to better outcomes

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Published Nov 18, 2023  •  Last updated 1 day ago  •  3 minute read The province’s plan to decentralize Alberta Health Services has merit — if it includes more regional decision-making to benefit patients. Photo by Al Charest /Postmedia Network Article content By Krystle Wittevrongel  When decisions are made closer to home,…

  • Opinion: Money management crucial as cost of living rises

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Published Nov 18, 2023  •  Last updated 1 day ago  •  3 minute read Money management can be an important skill as the cost of living continues to rise. Photo by Getty Images/iStockphoto /Postmedia Network Article content Canadians don’t need another media story to tell them that the cost of living is…