Category Archives: Government

Could Libertarian and Neo-Liberal Ideology Implode from this Pandemic?

April 7, 2020 By Jim Harding This pandemic fundamentally challenges us to rethink norms and clichés about freedom and authority; about the individual, the community and the “state”. The “libertarian” couple that says “no bureaucrat is going to tell us … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Government, Health, pandemic, Politics, Social justice | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Flattening the Covid-19 Curve Will Require Much More Stringent Monitoring and Testing

March 23, 2020 By Jim Harding Officials across Canada are stressing that “we must flatten the curve” to avoid a healthcare crisis. Saskatchewan declared a State of Emergency after known COVID-19 cases doubled to 16, in one day. We went … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Health, pandemic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

We Won’t Learn Much From this Coronavirus Pandemic Unless We Think Outside the Box

By Jim Harding The COVID-19 pandemic challenges us to think outside the box. With economic globalization, geo-political strife and the climate emergency at play, it was a matter of when, not if, this would happen. Just six months ago, the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Promoting “Small” Nuclear Reactors Is Just Another Diversion From Saskatchewan’s High Carbon Emissions

by Jim Harding Premier Moe has announced he will work with Ontario and New Brunswick to bring small nuclear reactors into their energy mix. They claim this is “to mitigate the effects of climate change”. This is not only wishful … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Government, Human Impact, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Wastes, Politics, Renewables, Sustainability, Uranium Mining | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

There Will Be No Calm Before the Storm During this Election

By Jim Harding There is no calm before the storm with this federal election. It is more of a “mess before the storm”, and the storm will be a real storm, as climate blowback from global warming gains momentum. Seasons … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Moving Beyond: Neo-liberalism in Saskatchewan

You can download the full pdf of the book here: Neoliberalism_in_Saskatchewan.

Posted in Government, Politics, Social justice, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment


BY Jim Harding Retired Professor of Justice Studies, University of Regina There have been tongue-in-cheek phrases shared on coffee row and social media as Premier Wall’s support declined. “Up against the wall”, comes to mind. With Wall now leaving the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, Social justice, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment


BY Jim Harding, Ph. D. I’ve heard the premier speak at several Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) conventions. He has always claimed that his open-for-business resource policies are a means, not an end, to improve the quality of life (Q … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, R-Town News, Social justice, Uranium Mining | Tagged , , , ,


Up Against the Wall No. 5 BY Jim Harding, Ph. D. It doesn’t seem like we’ve even had an election; things remain pretty much the same. Wall’s Sask Party maintains firm control and the NDP remains a weak opposition. The … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, R-Town News | Tagged , ,


By Jim Harding, Ph. D. March 24th the Qu’Appelle Valley Environmental Association (QVEA) hosted a forum for candidates in the two main ridings abutting the Qu’Appelle Valley. They were asked: “What will you and your party do to protect and … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Government, Human Impact, Politics, R-Town News, Water | Tagged , , , , ,