Tag Archives: resource economy

WHY WE DON’T CELEBRATE EARTH DAY MUCH IN SASKATCHEWAN

BY Jim Harding Ph. D. We didn’t hear a lot about Earth Day in Saskatchewan this year. There is a reason why. I had the honour of speaking at a Multi-Faith/Multicultural event at the Natural History Museum which awarded art … 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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ARE WE READY TO SELL OUR FUTURE TO CHINA?

BY Jim Harding China isn’t coming to Saskatchewan, it is already here. The 2011 Saskatchewan State of Trade Report says “since 2004 China has been the second largest destination for Saskatchewan exports”. And potash remains near or at the top.  … Continue reading

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FRACKING AND TAR SANDS: TWIN THREATS TO SASKATCHEWAN WATER: Part 1

BY Jim Harding A workshop on “Saskatchewan Oil Impacts” was held in Regina January 24-25, 2014. It was organized by oil industry researchers Emily Eaton, geography professor from Regina and political science professor Angela Carter from Waterloo. It was attended … Continue reading

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LITTLE AND BIG FACTS ABOUT NEIL YOUNG’S “HONOUR THE TREATIES” TOUR

BY Jim Harding Neil Young and Diana Krall’s Honour the Treaties tour will be over by the time you read this. But the political fall-out will carry on.  I am mostly interested in the impacts of the tar-sands on air, … Continue reading

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“TAKING THE PULSE” ON COMPASSION AND SUSTAINABILITY, Part 2

Does the “Taking the Pulse” survey of attitudes in Saskatchewan confirm the rural-urban split that we may think is reflected in provincial politics? Leader Post writer Murray Mandryk seems to think so, stressing in his weekly column that “Urban and … Continue reading

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