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(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, …

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Premier Brad Wall is taking a digital beating, especially on social media, for his response, or perceived lack thereof, to The Husky Oil Spill into the North Saskatchewan River. Just search the term ‘husky oil spill’ or good ol’ ‘#skpoli’ on Twitter, and you’ll see an infinite stretch of aggressive, hateful vitriol directed Wall’s way, extending right back to …

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In 2012 the Saskatchewan auditor’s report revealed that the provincial government did not have appropriate measures in place to ensure compliance with relevant pipeline regulations and legislation: “Our audit concluded that for the year ended October 31, 2011, the Ministry (of Energy and Resources, now Economy) did not have effective processes to ensure full compliance with The …

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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 …

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I’ve been trying to write about the auditor’s report into Saskatchewan’s Global Transportation Hub, for a week. Friends who would know better than I, insist that Saskatchewan auditor Judy Ferguson is fair and measured. That she follows her mandate to the letter. I’ve been trying to roll with the notion that it was just a coincidence …

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I have two favorite television shows: the live-broadcast of Question Period in the Saskatchewan Legislature, and The Bachelor (or Bachelorette). Both are reality television at its best. They’re dramatic; full of passion, hatred, insecurity, and power struggles. Each seems to bring out the worst in people, despite the fact they are all trying to accomplish …

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Updated: just heard from a bunch of you that this is a provincial issue, not local to Saskatoon. Edited the title and added those thoughts below. April 26, 2016: updated again at bottom of post. Apparently it’s 1995 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan schools. When it comes to technology, anyway. I just got an email from my son’s …

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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 …

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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 …

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The NDP are no stranger to using political power as a commodity. Their biggest problem lately is that a political party has to have influence, in order to put it up for sale. Saskatchewan unions have been a fickle, fairweather bunch, particularly post-2011. If they expect to ever have allies in government again, they’re going to have …

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