For the last six weeks, deep in the B.C. legislature, eight MLAs have been toiling away at trying to set spending limits for municipal parties and their candidates in 2018, as well as third parties. It's been an oddly quiet discussion, given that their recommendations might restore a modicum of faith in local democracy. Might.
Amy Snider doesn't fit the profile of your typical activist. The stepmother to two and mother of one lives in Regina and is an ESL instructor at the local university. Her husband is a professor in English Literature. She grew up in Vancouver, and moved to Regina in the 1990s to go to school. She pursued a Master's degree in English and traveled the world before settling back down in Regina. What brought her back? Love.
The Saskatchewan Party has launched a political advertisement against the new leader of the Saskatchewan NDP and Leader of the Official Opposition, Cam Broten. The advertisement attempts to tether Broten to the previous NDP leader, Dwain Lingenfelter, and to the party's 2011 First Nations resource revenue sharing policy.