CCPA-Saskatchewan Director Simon Enoch argues Canadian progressives need to "get to know Brad" in this special feature on how Premier Wall continues to transform the province and its politics. In office since 2007, the Wall government just won its third election and is riding high in public opinion polls, despite the recent economic downturn. In the province that gave Canada public health care and pioneered the co-operative movement, the Saskatchewan Party has strengthened employers and undermed labour, is testing out new private funding options for social services, barely regulates its unconventional oil and gas sector, and is acting as a spoiler in the way of important new national programs such as CPP expansion and a carbon tax. Wall may appear to be a relic on issues like climate change, but his policies, and the way he delivers them, have appeal outside the prairies, and may be coming to a province near you.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in the issue. To receive the Monitor at home, contact us about making a donation to the CCPA.
- Canada, we need to talk about Brad - An introduction to the Wall government by CCPA-SK Director Simon Enoch
- Saskatchewan’s “Wild West’ approach to regulating fracking, by Angela Carter and Emily Eaton
- Indian summer, by Erica Violet Lee
- The climate is changing; so should Premier Wall, says Davida Bentham
- France’s summer of labour unrest, by Asad Ismi
- Jeremy Appel interviews Queen of Chaos author Diana Johnstone about a Clinton presidency
Cover illustration by Don Sparrow