Cash-For-Access Fundraising Is a Massive Problem in Saskatchewan

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 […]

Dead Chickens and American Lobbyists: Just Two Things 2017 Sask Budget Could Have Cut, but Didn’t

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 […]

It’s Okay Kindersley, You Really Don’t Need To Be Afraid (For Your Truck).

Based on the narrative coming out of rural Saskatchewan lately, you’d be forgiven for picturing it as a post-apocalyptic war zone. The August 2016 murder of young Colton Boushie from the Red Pheasant First Nation, allegedly shot dead by a local white farmer, Gerald Stanley, who claims Boushie was trespassing in his yard, highlighted poured industrial-strength bleach into the wound that is racial tension […]