Saskatchewan’s P3 Schools: Bundles of Fun

If your kid is going to school in a classroom that resembles a janitorial closet, you don't care how the new school in your area is being built. I get it. Overcrowded schools are a huge issue in our province; we've seen classrooms set up in school boot rooms, hallways, decommissioned science labs, art rooms and even... Continue Reading →

Meet Naveed Anwar, The Man Who Changed the Course of Sask NDP History. Twice.

April 8th: I've updated this story by way of the note at the bottom of the post. Somewhere in Saskatoon, right now, a man named Naveed Anwar is quietly relishing victory. A victory he says he strategized and fought for deliberately - to take down Saskatchewan NDP leader Cam Broten. Here are the #skvotes 2016 results from the... Continue Reading →

Liberal Splits: Some Numbers From #skvotes 2016

The numbers from election night tell a fascinating story. Well, if you find numbers from election nights fascinating. Here are the overall results, taken from CBC Saskatchewan's 2016 election dashboard: Total 2016 turnout was approximately 427 000, compared to 402 000 in 2011. That puts 2016 turnout at 57 per cent, but Elections Saskatchewan's Michael... Continue Reading →

Updated: Did Cam Broten Ever Really Have a Chance?

April 7th - I've added a note to the bottom of this post. Much to the chagrin of some of my more partisan Sask Party friends, I cannot celebrate the loss of Cam Broten, both as a MLA and as the Saskatchewan NDP's leader. Broten got what the majority of voters in Saskatoon Westview felt he deserved. Politicians... Continue Reading →

Monday #skvotes 2016 Results and Potentially Unchartered Territory.

Below I've broken down these (really unsurprising) riding prognostications first by region, then by party and the candidate who will win, with the result being: NDP - 9 | Sask Party - 44 | Wild Cards - 8 My reason for labelling a riding a Wild Card is explained alongside it. None of it is complicated. Ultimately I think... Continue Reading →

Latest #skvotes Poll: SPOILER ALERT

Finally. I was going into poll withdrawal. Yesterday Insights West released their poll gauging public sentiment in Saskatchewan on the campaign, and the parties. Needless to say, it wasn't exactly riveting new information. SPOILER ALERT: the Sask Party is going to win. Nevertheless, there were a few tidbits worth mentioning. So, I will. The Issues: Privatization... Continue Reading →

The Weatherguy Frost/Nixoned Cam Broten.

CTV Saskatoon's Jeff Rogstad - otherwise known as The Weatherguy, as well as for his work in Saskatoon's comedic improv scene - absolutely crushed an interview with Cam Broten on Tuesday's News at Noon. More known for his noon hour interviews with Craig the Movie Geek than his hard-hitting political journalism, Rogstad Frost-Nixoned the hell... Continue Reading →

Remember That Time Bill Hutchinson Staged a One-Act Play In a Food Court?

As you already know, Brad Wall was in La Ronge on Monday. At the same time, his opponent, Cam Broten, was at the opposite end of the province, hitting up Moose Jaw and Regina. In Moose Jaw, Broten used two local restaurants - the Deja Vu Café (which looks like it has the best milkshakes... Continue Reading →

Federal #Budget2016: 5 Things That Matter To Saskatchewan.

Provincial campaigns are getting ready for Wednesday evening's televised debate, and may (rightly) realize that anything they have to say today will be buried underneath federal budget highlights. Unlike Stephen Harper's budgets, there is a whole lot more leaking to and confiding in Hill reporters going on, so there's not many surprises today. This blog is... Continue Reading →

We won’t be hearing less about Roy Romanow or Grant Devine anytime soon.

The other poll today was released by Saskatchewan-based Insightrix Research. I gotta say right off the bat that I'm somewhat stymied by the headline, given their own graph two inches underneath shows an overall decrease in support. I guess they're talking about that very recent 54% - 61% climb, but I don't think I've seen that anomaly... Continue Reading →

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