Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Duncan Cameron is the latest to weigh in on the Cons’ distorted sense of priorities in directing public research money toward private profits: Publicly available research is important. Since no one knows where discoveries or advances in knowledge will lead, the entire scientific community needs access to ...

Accidental Deliberations: On giveaways

CBC reports some of the numbers surrounding the Wall government’s planned giveaway of the majority of Saskatchewan’s Information Service Corporation. But let’s take a closer look at exactly what Wall intends to do – and what the province is losing in the process. Let’s make the generous assumption that a share sale will result in ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Laura Ryckewaert reports that Elections Canada’s response to Robocon is now including an unprecedented level of public consultation, while Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor are digging deeper into voters’ complaints at the time of the 2011 election. And Lawrence Martin recognizes the stakes involved in the Cons’ ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, following up on this post as to the public returns Saskatchewan stands to lose if Brad Wall insists on giving away liquor profits to private operators rather than working within the proven SLGA retail model. A few footnotes to the columns…– The previous post applied SLGA’s estimates rather than its actual data in estimating ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material for your weekend reading. – Thomas Walkom comments on the Cons’ preference for low-wage, no-rights immigrant labour as a means of avoiding good jobs for Canadians: Theoretically, temporary work visas are supposed to be reserved for those with unique skills. But increasingly, the notion of skill has been stretched to the extreme. In ...