It Would Be Really F**king Refreshing If the Leaders of This Province Would Be Honest About Carbon Capture, er, Taxes. (Potato/Potato.)

You may have heard Premier Brad Wall mention, on occasion, that he is against the federal Liberal government imposing a Carbon Tax on the provinces. The basic premise of Wall’s argument is that if a Carbon Tax is implemented in Saskatchewan you should probably head for your bunker, because the world will end immediately. Can we just start with […]

A Little Bit About Moi

I meant to write this as a prelude to another post, but it got rambly and long, so I guess it’s its own post. I feel narcissistic even writing this, but I also kind of feel like it’s necessary lately, so humor me this one time. (Maybe I’m having a mid-life crisis – I’m turning […]

A New and Disturbing Angle On the GTH Scandal Saga You May Not Know About

Let’s pull back the curtain, for a moment, on newsrooms. Newsrooms love having an Exclusive story, which aren’t usually exclusive for long. Once an Exclusive comes out, other newsrooms often pick it up and start running their own version – these are called Follows. Except sometimes there are no Follows, which is the problem with Exclusives – you may never know about them. The […]

Why a Segment of Saskatchewan’s Economy, and Our Ethical Compass, Hinges on an Undeveloped, War-Torn African Nation

Somewhere in the waters just off the southernmost tip of South Africa, a loaded cargo ship is going nowhere. The NM Cherry Blossom and its 50000 ton cargo of phosphate was seized by a South African court on May 7, 2017.  Exporting natural resources is routine in most places, but most places aren’t the Western Sahara. The last remaining […]

Lessons From the Formation of Alberta’s Single Health Region (Alternate Title: Blurred Lines)

“At its core, health is about people… complex interactions among many individuals and organizations, requiring effective working relationships…(which) depend on people respecting each other’s roles and responsibilities, understanding how they relate to each other, and committing to work collaboratively towards shared goals.” – Alberta’s Health Task Force Report, 2012 The Saskatchewan government is amalgamating our […]

Thoughts and Prayers for Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Service’s Last Shred of Compassion, Dignity #RIP

For years, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services has been paying a flat rate of $3850 to cover the cost of funerals for people who die while on some form of income assistance, or for anyone else who dies broke – for example, a senior citizen on a fixed income without savings. In the 2017-18 provincial bloodbath budget, that […]