Saskatchewan People Were Polled On Carbon Pricing & the Results Aren’t What You Think

I’ve always wanted to headline a post with clickbait. Preferably one that doesn’t include swear words (many, many of you, especially my male readers and my mom, get quite disgusted when I do that). Will it work? Let’s watch. It’s true though. In a recent poll commissioned by Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and conducted by Abacus Data, people […]

No Friends In High Places? Not White? Then You’re Probably Not a Director On a Saskatchewan Crown Board

Let’s establish parameters around the notion of political patronage, and why it matters. Political patronage occurs when a person is rewarded – usually through favors, appointments to public office or boards, or by receiving contracts or grants –  for supporting a specific party and/or politician by campaigning for them, or through financial donations. To be clear: patronage is […]

PART 2 – Sask Party Leadership Race Candidates & the GTH: Here’s What You Need to Know

Check out Part 1 here for what you need to know about each candidate’s campaign.  The nomination deadline for the Saskatchewan Party to select the successor to Brad Wall—and by extension, the next premier of Saskatchewan—has passed. Ballots have been mailed out to party members and now we await the results, which will play out on January […]

PART 1 – Sask Party Leadership Race Candidates: What You Need to Know Before You Vote (Or Just Because)

Check out Part 2 here on the candidate’s positions on the Global Transportation Hub (GTH). Six candidates are vying to fill Wall’s shoes after his January 28, 2018 departure: former Saskatoon city councillor and justice minister Gord Wyant; former Grant Devine staffer and controversially, the current head of Saskatchewan’s civil service, Alanna Koch; rural MLA […]

A Friendly Monthly (Maybe? I Don’t Know) Reminder To Send Me Your Hard-Earned Dollars (Please and Thank You)

It’s been quite a few weeks around here, hasn’t it? My post on Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre’s controversial, ill-advised speech in the Legislature, for which she eventually (kind of) apologized, went viral. It was the second-most popular post this year, surpassed only by the Saskatchewan budget breakdown in March. It’s humbling and terrifying to watch […]