Monthly Archives: May 2013

REBUILDING THE PUBLIC TRUST FROM THE BOTTOM UP

BY Jim Harding Without full transparency there can’t be full accountability. Watching the Harper Conservative’s handling of the Senate scandal, we are quickly learning that the art of governance can easily become about controlling information to hide collusion, incompetence and … Continue reading

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HARPER’S “CONSERVATIVE” ECONOMISM: RHETORIC AND REALITY

BY Jim Harding The Harper-run Conservatives combined their revisioning of conservatism and economism into a winning strategy. With significant vote-splitting in the existing first-past-the-post system, a minority won a majority of seats in 2011. The broad Canadian public now seems … Continue reading

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WHY EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY

There was a gathering April 20th in Regina’s Victoria Park to celebrate Earth Day. A wide range of speakers discussed the importance of maintaining community pastures, keeping the Indian Head tree farm in public hands, protecting endangered prairie bird species … Continue reading

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