An Ad Running in Saskatchewan Says Residential School Trauma Is a Myth, & I’m Pretty Sure No One’s Noticed, Nevermind Concerned?

I’m back.  A huge thank you to everyone who encouraged me to get back to blogging, and who kept your Patreon subscriptions active (if you didn’t, I totally get it). I’ve been extremely tied down with a communications contract for the last five-ish months, and it was tempting, at times, just to shut this site […]

The More You Know: In Saskatchewan (Well, Lots of Places) You Can Plead Guilty To Hitting a Woman & Get Absolutely Nothing, Including a Record

I suppose it could be a coincidence that Johnny Manziel announced he has signed on with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Ti-Cats… early on the Saturday morning of a long weekend. I mean, why would the Heisman Trophy-winning, turmoil-plagued quarterback want to bury the fact that he is doing the northern walk of shame for washed-up former […]

Saskatchewan’s Education Minister Gave a Speech Last Week and It Will Blow Your Mind (No, Not in a Good Way)

Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota Sask Party MLA Bronwyn Eyre has a rich history of opining on education and educational institutes. In 2010 Eyre wrote a newspaper column entitled ‘The Slippery Slope of Sexual Education’, wherein she questions whether Grade 5 students need to be taught the anatomically-correct terminology for the reproductive system, or Grade 6 students the […]

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 […]

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 […]