Saskatchewan Schools: The Hamsters Turning the Wheels Are Tired.

Updated: just heard from a bunch of you that this is a provincial issue, not local to Saskatoon. Edited the title and added those thoughts below. April 26, 2016: updated again at bottom of post. Apparently it's 1995 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan schools. When it comes to technology, anyway. I just got an email from my son's... Continue Reading →

Saskatchewan’s P3 Schools: Bundles of Fun

If your kid is going to school in a classroom that resembles a janitorial closet, you don't care how the new school in your area is being built. I get it. Overcrowded schools are a huge issue in our province; we've seen classrooms set up in school boot rooms, hallways, decommissioned science labs, art rooms and even... Continue Reading →

What Do Bernie Sanders & #yqr MP Erin Weir Have In Common? One Staffer, & Neither Have An Office in Regina.

April 21, 2016: Updated with Erin Weir's response at the bottom, and Tom Lukiwski's office's response. A friend in Regina was looking for help with her family's immigration papers. "Just go to your MP's office," I said. "I don't have an MP office," she replied. What do you mean, you don't have a MP office? Everyone has a... Continue Reading →

Part 3: Saskatchewan Political Donations and Third-Party Parties

The NDP are no stranger to using political power as a commodity. Their biggest problem lately is that a political party has to have influence, in order to put it up for sale. Saskatchewan unions have been a fickle, fairweather bunch, particularly post-2011. If they expect to ever have allies in government again, they're going to have... Continue Reading →

Part 2: Saskatchewan Political Donations & Saudi Kings

Preface: yes, I will get to union donations and third party advertising, but first, corporate donations deserve their own scrutiny. Here's what corporate donations look like since Saskatchewan saw a change of government in 2007. Those NDP numbers are painful. I've looked at them, and they're a hodgepodge of in-kind services from the late Gary Aldrige, some graphic... Continue Reading →

Part 1: Saskatchewan Political Donations & Our Kinship with Kathleen Wynne.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is in big trouble. The Ontario Liberals, which she leads, have been caught trading their governmental powers for cash. At the end of March, the Toronto Star revealed that each of Wynne's provincial cabinet ministers had an individual target for raising money for the Ontario Liberals. The more powerful the cabinet minister (ie... Continue Reading →

This Is Not A Drill – My Son’s School Went On Lockdown Today & It Was Ridiculous.

April 18, 2016: Please see update at the bottom of this post. When I went to school, we had Fire Drills. A noisy, but usually exciting affair. The alarm was violently loud. After it went off, scaring us shitless, we would line up beside our desks and dutifully march outside. A quick scan of the exterior... Continue Reading →

Soft Jazz & Scented Candles: We Need To Talk About The Sask Party HQ Vandal.

This video has bugged me since the day it was released: Sure, for the obvious reason - vandalism is stupid. But last night, talking with some Sask Party-faithful friends, I learned I wasn't the only one who thought it was a tad shady for other reasons, which emboldened me to share those reasons here. So humor me for a few minutes,... Continue Reading →

Meet Naveed Anwar, The Man Who Changed the Course of Sask NDP History. Twice.

April 8th: I've updated this story by way of the note at the bottom of the post. Somewhere in Saskatoon, right now, a man named Naveed Anwar is quietly relishing victory. A victory he says he strategized and fought for deliberately - to take down Saskatchewan NDP leader Cam Broten. Here are the #skvotes 2016 results from the... Continue Reading →

Liberal Splits: Some Numbers From #skvotes 2016

The numbers from election night tell a fascinating story. Well, if you find numbers from election nights fascinating. Here are the overall results, taken from CBC Saskatchewan's 2016 election dashboard: Total 2016 turnout was approximately 427 000, compared to 402 000 in 2011. That puts 2016 turnout at 57 per cent, but Elections Saskatchewan's Michael... Continue Reading →

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