Saskatchewan Ndp

November Legislature Recap

Cole Hogan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

The Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan resumed sitting late last month, Members making the trek to Regina for the Third Session of the 27th Legislative Assembly.

How Not To Reform Government Pensions

Mark Milke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Milke

Whether one-time bailouts or multiple hikes in pension contribution rates, tax dollars are still used to top up public sector plans, and this is because plan members are guaranteed a certain level of benefits in retirement. And that's the real problem: taxpayers, most of whom do not have a registered defined benefit plan, end up paying for pension promises to government employees' unions.

Alberta Moving the Right Way on Pension Reform

Mark Milke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

Such reforms and others are long overdue and the finance minister and his colleagues should be commended for starting to tackle the difficult issue of public sector pension reform. They still have a long way to go though.

Controlling Soaring Public Sector Pension Costs: Lessons from the Saskatchewan NDP

Mark Milke | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

Canadians routinely hear about alleged growing divides in Canadian society. But here is one rift that often goes unmentioned: the divide between the pension benefits of public sector employees and everyone else. Such inequality incurs real costs, where ordinary taxpayers pay ever more for above-market, guaranteed pension benefits that ever fewer in the private sector possess.

Sask. Party Votes to Abolish Senate

Cole Hogan | Posted 09.05.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

The Saskatchewan Party is now in favour of abolishing the Senate. This morning the Saskatchewan Party announced the results of the party referendum on the Senate, 86% of the governing party's members having voted to change the party's position on the Senate from reform to abolition.

Youngster Aims To Unite Party Of Giants

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

SASKATOON - Saskatchewan's new NDP leader,Cam Broten, says it's time "for all hands on deck" as the party looks to rebuild after being massacred in th...

Saskatchewan NDP Pick New Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

SASKATOON - Saskatchewan New Democrats chose MLA Cam Broten as their next leader, but the results released on Saturday showed a division within the pa...

Sask. Government Breaks Promise?

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is selling the Crown corporation that handles land and personal property registries, but the Opposition NDP says ...

Liquor And Labour Legislation On Tap In Saskatchewan

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Labour, liquor stores and legislation will be on the agenda when the new session of the Saskatchewan legislature starts Thursday.The session ...

John Nilson Named Saskatchewan NDP Interim Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada Politics

REGINA - New Democrats in Saskatchewan have chosen a former provincial cabinet minister to be their interim leader.The party's provincial council and ...

Saskatchewan NDP Needs to Reclaim Its Legacy to Regain Power

Steve Lafleur | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

The NDP ran a campaign characterized by placating its union base. However, if the NDP wants to avoid becoming a permanent protest party, they need to expand their appeal beyond staunch NDP supporters. In order to do this, they should take a page from their party's policy playbook during the 1990s.

NDP Leader Resigns In Saskatchewan

CBC | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Politics

New Democratic Party Leader Dwain Lingenfelter has resigned after losing his Regina Douglas Park constituency. It's the first time an NDP leader ha...

Leaders Cast Their Votes In Saskatchewan

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada Politics

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - The Saskatchewan Party destroyed all comers in a historic landslide victory Monday, knocking off the Opposition leader and putt...

What A Brad Wall Victory In Sask. Will Mean For Ottawa

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 01.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Saskatchewan will be voting on Monday and the polls indicate Brad Wall's Saskatchewan Party will be re-elected. But will the results in the Prairie pr...

The Race Is On In Saskatchewan

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2011 | Canada Politics

SASKATOON - The race to the Nov. 7 Saskatchewan election began Monday when Premier Brad Wall asked the lieutenant-governor to dissolve the legislature...