Category Archives: Social justice

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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POLARIZATION, RACIALIZATION AND ULTRA-NATIONALISM TO OUR SOUTH

BY Jim Harding, Ph. D. Imagine a country that has almost fully racialized its population and done this on the basis of a history of forced labour and cheap-labour immigration. Try to imagine a country that had jailed so many … Continue reading

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SASKATCHEWAN’S HUMAN RIGHTS HERITAGE

BY Jim Harding This is the second part of my pre-election series “Up Against the Wall” It is always risky to present the past as the bad times to try to garner political support for an upcoming election. But this … Continue reading

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HAVING THE COURAGE TO REMEMBER AS WE TRY TO MOVE ON

by Jim Harding I have just returned from Vancouver where I attended our oldest son’s 50th birthday. I had to pinch myself when I realized how quickly the years have gone by since he attended my 50th. There was lots … Continue reading

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SOFT ON CRIME: HARPER’S WEDGE ON STANDBY

Part 1 BY Jim Harding Prime Minister Harper uses the terms “crime” and “terror” like blunt instruments. What if pseudo-weather forecasters tried to understand all the variations of rain, fog, snow, ice, clouds, drought and flooding with only one notion! … Continue reading

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WILL WEDGE POLITICS RULE IN THE 2015 ELECTION

BY Jim Harding A Conservative ad came on the radio as I drove home from meetings in Regina. It was another attack ad on Justin Trudeau. It was trying to get listeners irate that Trudeau would take money back that … Continue reading

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“JE SUIS CHARLIE”, BUT WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT TERRORIST VIOLENCE?

BY Jim Harding I was reading Karen Armstong’s newest book, Fields of Blood, on religion and the history of violence, when the French satirists were murdered. Armstrong is a world renowned writer on religion, best known for her A History … Continue reading

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