Saskatchewan - Commentaries
Three Cheers for the Chief
January 04, 2012
There are lots of unfortunate news stories lately about horrible things happening on aboriginal reserves, but there’s also a really good news story happening right now that deserves more attention.
Aboriginal: Single Letter Helps Change Law
December 08, 2011
You never know what a single letter can do. Consider that on December 9, 2009, a whistle-blower from the Peguis aboriginal reserve in Manitoba sent a brown envelope to all three national political parties (Conservatives, Liberals and NDP) and our non-profit organization, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
SK: Wall's Road Ahead
November 25, 2011
Put yourself in Premier Brad Wall’s shoes for a moment.
You’ve just won one of the largest majorities in Saskatchewan history, the provincial government is rolling in resource revenues and more and more people are investing in and moving back to Saskatchewan every day.
SK: No Excuse to Not Vote
October 31, 2011
The NDP, Saskatchewan Party and Liberals have each released their party’s election platforms and one thing is clear – voters have three very different plans from which to choose. This isn’t one of those elections where someone can sit back and try to excuse not voting by saying “all the parties are the same.”
Canada's Top Labour Issue
September 20, 2011
Back in the early 1900s, top labour issues in Canada included things like; safe workplaces, a five-day work week and decent wages. Through government legislation and voluntary business decisions, the aforementioned issues are no longer problems in most workplaces.
SK: Plug pulled on video games in jail
August 22, 2011
After filing information requests with the government, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation recently discovered that Saskatchewan taxpayers have been picking up the bill for video games in government-run youth jails. Yes, video games.
SK: Part III - Taxpayer Friendly Platform
July 07, 2011
The ideas were offered up to provincial political parties for consideration as they work on their own platforms for the upcoming fall provincial election.In two previous columns, we examined policy ideas the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) floated as part of our “taxpayer friendly platform.”