Friday, May 30, 2014 

'Holding Brad Wall Accountable' - Sask New Democrats Meet In Annual Convention


Saskatchewan's New Democrats are holding their annual convention this weekend in the friendly city of Moose Jaw. Party Leader Cam Broten has signaled that New Democrats are ready and able to hold Brad Wall accountable for the fact that his so called 'boom' has busted for many citizens of the province. The hype built up about the prosperity simply does not match with reality. 

The following letter to the editor appears in the Yorkton News Review:

To the Editor:This spring session, the Saskatchewan NDP’s focus was on the government’s neglect of the basics in health care, seniors care and education.I believe people should be benefitting more from our province’s strong economy, but the reality for far too many hardworking families right now is that extra costs just keep piling up while the services we should all be able to count on are getting worse because of this government’s dismissive approach.The government’s own statistics show that health care is getting worse under its watch. With more and more concerns being raised about the quality of seniors care, the NDP pushed the government to fix the basics in health care and seniors care, instead of investing well over $100 million into its Lean pet project.As a positive step toward fixing the seniors care crisis, the NDP introduced legislation that would have required the government to establish minimum quality of care standards and a residents-in-care bill of rights. The government voted unanimously against the NDP’s bill, despite its own Law Reform Commission recommending such legislation.The NDP also pushed the government to fix the basics in our education system, like overcrowded classrooms, schools that desperately need repairs and students that are not getting the one-on-one attention they need.The NDP called on the government to reverse the “Lean initiative claw back” – the government’s new plan to rip education funding out of classrooms to force teachers and students to do more with their already stretched budgets.The government’s growing sense of entitlement was also on display during the spring session. The NDP exposed inappropriate travel expenses of Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz and Social Services Minister June Draude.Throughout the spring session, we worked hard to bring forward the important issues we’ve been hearing about from Saskatchewan families. Over the coming months, we will continue reaching out across the province, listening to concerns and ideas, and holding the government to account, not only for what it does but also for what it neglects to do.Cam Broten, Leader of the Official Opposition, Sask. NDP.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 

Conservative Governments AND Soiled Diapers Should Be Changed And Thrown Out Often ! (for the same reasons)



... just sayin' ...

Monday, May 05, 2014 

On this day - May 5, 1877 - Chief Sitting Bull's Sioux Cross Into Saskatchewan To Escape Genocide By American Troops


On This Day (May 5, 1877) Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux Sitting Bull refused to surrender to genocidal American troops and led his band across the border into what is now Saskatchewan, Canada.

Chief Sitting Bull remained in exile in Saskatchewan (then part of the Northwest Territories) for many years. His band lived near Wood Mountain, Sask. Sitting Bull  refused a subsequent pardon and the chance to return to the USA. 

In 1881 hunger and cold eventually forced Sitting Bull, his family, and nearly 200 other Sioux in his band to return to the United States and surrender. 

Chief Sitting Bull is notable in American and Native American history for his role in the major victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn against Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment on June 25, 1876, where Sitting Bull's premonition of defeating the cavalry became reality.

Saturday, May 03, 2014 

WAR is the most undesirable primitive activity that humans continue to practice ...


Just sayin' ....

Thursday, May 01, 2014 

Harper Conservatives REFUSE Inquiry Into Report Of 1000 Murdered And Missing Aboriginal Women In Canada


Call it what you like. I call it what it is ..... racism.

"OTTAWA - The Conservative government is resisting renewed calls for an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls despite a media report that suggests there may be hundreds more cases than previously thought.

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney was asked Thursday to finally call a inquiry in light of a report by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network that Canada may be home to more than 1,000 cases of murdered and missing women.

His answer, in short: no

Montreal Gazette



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