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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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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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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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WHAT IF HOCKEY WAS RUN LIKE SOME LOCAL GOVERNMENTS?

BY Jim Harding We are trying to get more transparency and accountability in several institutions, from politics to sports. Are there any insights to be gleaned by comparing these situations? What if hockey was run the way some local governments … 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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UP AGAINST THE WALL: A Pre-election Series

By Jim Harding Saskatchewan will have a provincial election this coming April, and with only a few seats in the legislature the NDP could be said to be “up against the wall”. If we look beneath the political narrative coming … Continue reading

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TRUDEAU’S VICTORY AND THE REVIVAL OF CANADA’S PROGRESSIVE TRADITION

BY Jim Harding We have a new government and there is hope in the air. We can only hope that the politics of fear has been left behind. The generational paradigm shift should bring us out of a decade of … Continue reading

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