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WHAT’S THAT? WHAT? SPEAK UP I CAN’T HEAR YOU OH SORRY YOU WANT ME TO STOP YELLING okay that’s fine why didn’t you just say so. For the love of all that is holey Ken Cheveldayoff’s social media needs to stop hollering at us in ALL CAPS. OH REALLY THAT’S NICE DID YOU USE YOUR …

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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 …

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“In times of economic hardship such as we’re going through right now, libraries are used even more by people than they are in good times… with the cut-backs that the libraries have suffered, library boards have had to reduce the service that they’ve been able to provide to people. They’ve had to reduce their material …

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Even before the Saskatchewan budget came down last week, the cuts were coming down in full force. Take the privatization of government janitorial services, a measure that put over 250 people out of work, while reducing the $1.2 billion deficit by…0.3%. Sure – maybe you think janitorial services should have been privatized a long time ago. I wouldn’t necessarily …

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I wanted to title this post ‘Saskatchewan Budget 2017: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’, but it didn’t work out, because there’s nothing good about it. If I had stayed with that theme, I could have gone with something like ‘Saskatchewan Budget 2017: A Little Bit Okay and OMG ARE YOU %#@& SERIOUS?!’ It’s pretty …

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Recently a SaskParty Cabinet Minister – a really, really lovely person who I truly like – said to me, “You know, you could write something nice once in a while.” I want to. I really do. But after the SaskParty’s absolutely absurd behavior this week – and outright attempts to mislead us, it won’t be happening today. …

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There’s no doubt changes are coming to the way education is delivered in Saskatchewan. The status quo isn’t sustainable: funding for K-12 education in Saskatchewan has gone up 170% since 2008, while enrolment has only gone up 7%. What’s troubling is where that funding has gone, and what’s likely going to happen next. First, a bit of …

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