Saskatchewan - Commentaries
Customers deserve fairness in liquor competition
September 28, 2015Selling liquor in Saskatchewan is a rigged game. The different players have different rules and, even worse, different pricing structures. And it adds up to a raw deal for Saskatchewanians buying a six pack of Pil or bottle of rye.
Saskatchewan’s problems: low oil, blazing fires and overspending
September 03, 2015Saskatchewan is in deficit. Low oil prices are part of the problem. So are forest fires. But overspending is a problem too.
Equalization is bad for Saskatchewan now - but worse when we were on the dole
July 29, 2015Equalization costs the average Canadian about $488. Saskatchewians pay in, but we don't get anything out. And here's the thing: we're better off that way. But it would be best to fix Equalization.
Saskatchewan is in deficit and needs to trim spending
July 09, 2015Saskatchewan is doing great, but we're getting off track. The government is calling the budget balanced, but it's spending more than it collects. There's a term for that: deficit. Don't panic, if we make a few small changes now we can get back on track.
Five reasons government debts aren’t like mortgages
June 12, 2015Every time a government borrows money there is an inevitable comparison to home mortgages. But an inch below the spin is the glaring reality that government debt is nothing like a mortgage. Here are five reasons why.