Category Archives: Politics

How Are We “All in This Together”?

April 2, 2020 By Jim Harding Epidemiology, the study of the distribution of any disease, can be a great moral teacher. Epidemiology might even be called a moral science. It is not “science” and technology in the service of warfare, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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The West Should Confront Its High Emissions & Stop Blaming Trudeau for Everything

By Jim Harding An overwhelming majority of us Westerners do not support the post-election hype about separation. It is fairly easy, with the emotional contagion of social media, to amass simplistic support for Wexit. But it would be going from … Continue reading

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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

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Watershed Wakeup

Jim has recently completed a publication about the threats of climate change and water use especially as they concern the Qu’appelle Valley watershed. Follow this link to download the PDF  Watershed Wakeup

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Moving Beyond: Neo-liberalism in Saskatchewan

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

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THE WRITING WAS ON THE WALL IN SASKATCHEWAN

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

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QUALITY OF LIFE (Q of L) UNDER THE SASK PARTY

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

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IS SASKATCHEWAN REALLY STRONGER AFTER WALL’S RE-ELECTION?

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

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