Fixed Election Dates & Political Game-Playing

Yeah, I'm back to blogging (I think). More on that at a later date, including why I quit for a while and what I'm working on lately. For now, apologies for the mess around here. I am trying (and largely failing) to find the time to renovate. But as I started, mainly out of curiosity,... Continue Reading →

The Humboldt Broncos and Me (Because Why Not I Guess, Right?)

John vs Tammy. It was the name of this segment we used to do during my four years as executive producer of the John Gormley Live Show, from 2007 to 2011. I would be set up with some stupid position to "debate" Gormley on live radio, then Gerald, Rick and Gord, or some combination of... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Who Should You Vote For In the Saskatchewan NDP Leadership Race?

(Featured image credit: @swbooster) Full disclosure - I bought a Saskatchewan NDP membership to vote in their leadership race. I bought a Saskatchewan Party membership to vote in their leadership race too. As of posting this, I have not yet voted in the Saskatchewan NDP leadership election. I also really like both Meili and Wotherspoon,... Continue Reading →

We Need To Talk About the Security and Border Officials At the Saskatoon Airport

I want safe air travel, and I understand that in light of these troubled times, extra steps have been taken at airports to ensure that we all arrive at our destinations safely and in one piece. So, I do my part, dutifully dumping my products into travel bottles and squinting at the volumes on my... Continue Reading →

Legal Weed in Saskatchewan: Puff, Puff, Pass Some Legislation Already

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.... Continue Reading →

Live Blogging the Sask Party Leadership Convention

It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting on my patio at the lake one hot August morning, learning that the rumours were true: Brad Wall was resigning. It's been a long, gruelling campaign - a marathon ran at a sprint's pace - and as much as I've given candidates a hard time, they... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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