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OPINION: I don’t disagree with MAID, I disagree with its expansion

— CONTENT WARNING: Column discusses mental illness and suicide. Canada has had…

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OPINION: Politics or political theatre; Canada’s political landscape

The only way the legislators are going to get the message is by hearing from the people directly

Damien Kurek

OPINION: Looking back at 2022

By MP Damien Kurek As we look forward to 2023 and back…

  • Dec 29, 2022
Carlie Sanderson.

OPINION: A new year for new attainable goals

Another year has almost come and gone and it’s time to look…

Carlie Sanderson.
Damien Kurek

OPINION: Hope and perspective during the holidays

By MP Damien Kurek The story of Jesus’s birth reminds us of…

  • Dec 22, 2022
Damien Kurek
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OPINION: 2022; Growth and challenge

Christmas 2022 is nearly here, with the arrival of 2023 shortly behind.…

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Conserving grassland ecosystems in Alberta has global impact

Alberta commentary on UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15)

  • Dec 7, 2022
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Mp Damien Kurek. (Facebook photo)
Mp Damien Kurek. (Facebook photo)
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is senior director of the agri-food analytics lab and a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University. (Troy Media photo)

Let’s talk turkey about avian flu

If you plan to host a dinner with a turkey, it’s better to buy it now

  • Dec 2, 2022
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is senior director of the agri-food analytics lab and a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University. (Troy Media photo)
Brian Giesbrecht is a retired Manitoba Provincial Court Judge. (Troy Media photo)

Chinese Communist Party finds itself between a rock and a hard place

Chinese people risking beatings and jail to protest continued lockdowns

  • Dec 1, 2022
Brian Giesbrecht is a retired Manitoba Provincial Court Judge. (Troy Media photo)
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: We all make mistakes, we’re just not premier

In the comfort of my parent’s basement, among a group of friends…

  • Nov 29, 2022
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
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OPINION: Make time for the dash

Something I realize as I get older is that time is a…

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MP Damien Kurek. (Facebook photo)

OPINION: Canada is broken. It’s the Conservatives who will fix it.

The latest from MP Damien Kurek

  • Nov 18, 2022
MP Damien Kurek. (Facebook photo)
Franco Terrazzano 
Cdn Taxpayers Federation

OPINION: No prudence when Freeland spends $20 billion over budget

By Franco Terrazzano The federal government is already on track to blow…

  • Nov 18, 2022
Franco Terrazzano 
Cdn Taxpayers Federation
Olivier Rancourt is an Economist at the Montreal Economic Institute.

OPINION: Capping energy industry emissions is all pain, no gain

Applies only to oil and gas sector.Quebec aircraft manufacturers,Ontario auto plants get a free ride

  • Nov 18, 2022
Olivier Rancourt is an Economist at the Montreal Economic Institute.
Kris Sims

Trudeau’s carbon tax punishes us for heating our homes

Winter is coming and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is punishing…

  • Nov 15, 2022
Kris Sims
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Opinion: I’m just getting started

They say time flies when you are having fun, and that is…

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MP Damien Kurek. (Facebook photo)

OPINION: War…

By Damien Kurek As a Canadian and Member of Parliament, I am…

  • Nov 4, 2022
MP Damien Kurek. (Facebook photo)
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: Take time to thank a coach

For anyone involved in sports, there’s undoubtedly one person that springs to…

  • Nov 3, 2022
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely speaks to the Legislative Assembly June 15, 2021. (File photo)

MLA Jackie Lovely: Supreme Court’s decision ‘outrageous’

Mandatory registration for repeat sex offenders will no longer be required

  • Nov 1, 2022
Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely speaks to the Legislative Assembly June 15, 2021. (File photo)