Lessons From the Formation of Alberta’s Single Health Region (Alternate Title: Blurred Lines)

“At its core, health is about people… complex interactions among many individuals and organizations, requiring effective working relationships…(which) depend on people respecting each other’s roles and responsibilities, understanding how they relate to each other, and committing to work collaboratively towards shared goals.” – Alberta’s Health Task Force Report, 2012 The Saskatchewan government is amalgamating our […]

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 […]

The Curious Story Of How Immigrants Have Funded Saskatchewan’s Homebuilding Industry.

Assisting a family member through the process of downsizing to a condo, I stumbled across the HeadStart On a Home (HSOH) program. Curious and a bit perplexed, primarily because I couldn’t figure out who was getting the HeadStart,  I decided to look into it further. Here’s what I found. HeadStart On a Home is a Saskatchewan government program funded […]

(Pt 2) Auditor’s Report On GTH: Not What We Asked For

If you read my previous blog post, you may have figured out I’m not impressed with the June 30th Saskatchewan auditor’s report on the Global Transportation Hub (GTH). The following are a few samples, all taken directly from the document, of where, in my useless opinion, the report glosses over details it shouldn’t have; accepted statements at face […]

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 […]

What Do Bernie Sanders & #yqr MP Erin Weir Have In Common? One Staffer, & Neither Have An Office in Regina.

April 21, 2016: Updated with Erin Weir’s response at the bottom, and Tom Lukiwski’s office’s response. A friend in Regina was looking for help with her family’s immigration papers. “Just go to your MP’s office,” I said. “I don’t have an MP office,” she replied. What do you mean, you don’t have a MP office? Everyone has a […]