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 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 […]

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 […]

PART 2 – Sask Party Leadership Race Candidates & the GTH: Here’s What You Need to Know

Check out Part 1 here for what you need to know about each candidate’s campaign.  The nomination deadline for the Saskatchewan Party to select the successor to Brad Wall—and by extension, the next premier of Saskatchewan—has passed. Ballots have been mailed out to party members and now we await the results, which will play out on January […]