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It’s about time, right? I have been so slow in posting over the last couple of months, in part because I’ve been blessed with offers to write for money for other publications far more esteemed than this humble little blog. But, you guys have been asking and that’s so awesome. I really appreciate your patience. …

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This was supposed to have been a post about a scathing expose put together by a massive team of investigative journalists, researchers and educators from across North America. But it’s not. I mean, at it’s core is an important story – sour gas from oil wells posing serious, even fatal health risks to Saskatchewan residents. …

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I know zilch about farming or ranching, so let’s get that out of the way. What I do know is marketing, and admittedly I have eaten fast food once or twice (today). I’m fascinated by Premier Brad Wall’s trolling of A&W over their beef. Fascinated, because I know Wall understands the free-market, and certainly understands the …

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We need to talk about the SaskParty selling access to the Premier, because it’s out-of-f**king-control. In spring 2016, the Globe and Mail ran a series of stories on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her provincial Liberal party’s cash-for-access fundraising schemes, which entailed selling tickets for exclusive, high-priced, elbow-rubbing events to that province’s well-heeled individuals, corporations and lobbyists. The ensuing scandal …

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Premier Brad Wall is taking a digital beating, especially on social media, for his response, or perceived lack thereof, to The Husky Oil Spill into the North Saskatchewan River. Just search the term ‘husky oil spill’ or good ol’ ‘#skpoli’ on Twitter, and you’ll see an infinite stretch of aggressive, hateful vitriol directed Wall’s way, extending right back to …

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So Husky has refused to speak to media and/or provide an actual human being to share any real meaningful information on the Saskatchewan oil spill, but they’re going to show up at a gas station tomorrow to do just that? With the Premier? Okie doke. I guess that’s one way of doing it. I wonder if the Premier …

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So this news item seemingly fell through the cracks over the Canada Day long weekend. In Saskatchewan, anyway. From the Australian Financial Review, June 30 2016: “Potash Corp, the world’s second-largest producer of its namesake fertiliser, (stock) is rallying amid rumors of a possible takeover of the Saskatchewan-based company… A bid may come from any of the company’s …

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The life and death of John George Dryden Diefenbaker (George) is nothing short of tragic, but arguably, inspiring. Imagine, at 42-years of age, learning your life has been a lie. That’s what happened to George in 2010, when his cousin dropped the bombshell that family gossip suggested George was the product of a dalliance between his …

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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 …

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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 …

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