politics

Electoral Commission to look at Ridings and Boundaries

Apr 28, 2022 | 11:28am

Its time to look at electoral boundaries in Saskatchewan again. Every ten years, a committee is put together to examine the electoral map, and population. The idea, is to make sure there are approximately the same number of voters in each riding. Today, the Provincial Government announced who will make up the panel. The Commission […]

Street Sweeping Starts this Weekend in Regina

Apr 1, 2022 | 11:22am

There are several sure signs of spring in Regina.  The melted snow, potholes, and street sweeping. Its that time again, as the City of Regina announced the sweepers will be unleashed April 3rd.  The first spots to get the broom are the major boulevards and medians, followed by the major roadways and arteries.  Later this […]

Back to Business in the Legislature

Mar 6, 2022 | 8:17pm

The legislature will begin sitting, Monday as MLA’s file back to tackle a number of issues including the provincial budget, COVID, and the war in Ukraine. Adding to the political temperature, the opposition NDP are in the early stages of a leadership contest, after the resignation of leader Ryan Meili. Carla Beck has emerged as […]

Conservative leadership candidate Poilievre holds campaign stop in Regina

Mar 4, 2022 | 11:53am

The carbon tax, Justin Trudeau and Jean Charest were all topics of discussion from conservative party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre. Poilievre visited Regina’s Brandt Industries for a campaign stop, although he’s currently the only one officially running. He spoke beside Saskatchewan-based Members of Parliament Andrew Scheer, Michael Kram and Corey Tochor. In trying to woo […]

Carla Beck running for the leadership of the Sask NDP

Mar 3, 2022 | 10:06am

The first one in the pool, is Regina Lakeview MLA Carla Beck. Beck, flanked by MLA’s Trent Wotherspoon and Nicole Sauer announced her intention to run for the leadership of the Sask NDP. Beck invoked the spirit of Tommy Douglas during her announcement. “We have to give people a reason to hope again. Tommy Douglas […]

Regina-MLA Trent Wotherspoon announces he won’t be seeking NDP leadership

Feb 20, 2022 | 9:37am

Trent Wotherspoon announced that he has pulled him name out of the hat to become the new leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party. The longtime Regina-MLA announced via Twitter that will not be running to replace Ryan Meili who resigned last week. “I’m not prepared to be away and sacrifice time like that at […]

U of R political scientist not shocked at election result but surprised little changed

Sep 22, 2021 | 8:17am

The University of Regina’s political science professor provided his reaction to Monday’s federal election. Jim Farney says he’s a little shocked to see a real lack of change from the 2019 election. “We had a lot of back and forth in the campaign, so that we got a Liberal minority, (it’s) not a surprise really […]

SARM criticizes politicians for travelling abroad during pandemic

Jan 7, 2021 | 4:41am

The Rural Municipalities Association in Saskatchewan has released a statement criticizing political figures for travelling outside Canada during the coronavirus outbreak. SARM president Ray Orb calls such actions as irresponsible and reckless and reduces public trust in political leaders. Orb confirms that SARM’s entire executive and board of directors have not travelled outside Canada during […]

E-book detailing 2020 Saskatchewan Election now available

Nov 15, 2020 | 10:02am

University professors, journalists and other experts have compiled knowledge and information of the 2020 Saskatchewan election in a newly released e-book. The online book offers both context and a Ehistorical record of what happened during the 2020 provincial election. Jim Farney, a co-editor, says the idea is not for people to express opinions, but rather […]

Meili promises to shut the door on corporate political donations

Sep 23, 2020 | 11:23am

NDP Leader Ryan Meili committed Wednesday, that if elected Premier next month, he would stop allowing corporations to make political donations. Meili says the Saskatchewan Party has accepted more than $19 million in corporate donations from companies out of province since 2007. He adds that allowing big corporate donations leads to government corruption. “With this […]