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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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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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IS CAM BROTEN BRAD WALL’S BEST “FRIEND”?

BY Jim Harding This is the fifth in the Series “Up Against the Wall”. Sask Party ads encourage us to not go back to the “bad times” of the NDP and as their lead narrows Wall may ramp up this … 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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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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TEN LOST YEARS: “This time vote for the country”

By Jim Harding Harper’s 2011 majority was won with only 39% of the votes, where only 61% of eligible voters voted. Do the math: that was support from only 24% of the electorate. Our electoral system is neither representative nor … Continue reading

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