Saskatchewan - Blog
Sask MLAs Open to More Transparency
May 28, 2010Yesterday the CTF called for greater transparency of MLA expenses in Saskatchewan, also pointing out that the Legislature is exempt from the province's Freedom of Information Act. Fortunately, the response (see this Star Phoenix article) to the call for greater transparency was welcomed by both parties. The positive response from both parties was in stark contrast to the gang in Ottawa that kicked and screamed anytime anyone questioned their $500 million in annual spending! Two thumbs up to the Sask crew, we look forward to seeing improvements to the current system in the near future...
EPIC FAIL: What do the Riders and Joe Clark Have in Common?
November 30, 2009Saskatchewan's heartbreaking defeat last night to the Montreal Alouettes in the "less than last second" brought me to thinking this morning about a strange historical comparison between another Western Canadian and another Montrealer. After considering the game in the bag after Montreal missed the field goal required to overcome it's 2-point deficit, the Riders were defeated by a redo closer to the goal-line. Why? Because somebody failed to count and had an extra player on the field. This tiny mishap cost the Riders a game that until then, they had deserved to win. Montreal won fair and square, but the nature of the win must make this a bitter pill to swallow for many on the praries right now. A few decades ago, another Westerner - Joe Clark - failed to count how many MPs of each party were sitting in the House of Commons during a vote of no confidence in his government. In this case it was too few men on the field, but history was just as cruel. Montrealer Pierre Trudeau ended up winning - fair but perhaps bitterly square - the subsequent election. Mistakes happen, as do other obnoxiously odorous substances. Note: I promise all Saskatchewan fans that I will never compare their team with Joe Clark again.
Government-backed pig farms blockaded in Saskatchewan
November 25, 2009