The past and future of public transit

It's now been more than three and a half years since the provincial government announced that it was shuttering the Saskatchewan Transportation Company, and more than two years since Greyhound Canada announced that it was withdrawing from Western Canada, leaving prairie residents with few options for intercity transit. Now, in the midst of a global... Continue Reading →

Preserving the SK River Delta

The Saskatchewan government recently announced it would be making a $4 billion investment in expanding irrigation out of the Diefenbaker reservoir. As John Pomeroy, head of the Global Water Futures project at the University of Saskatchewan, said in a recent interview, this project is "massive" and has significant implications for our approach and contribution to... Continue Reading →

A Green Recovery for Saskatoon & SK

The COVID-19 pandemic has already had far-reaching social and economic impacts, and it is as yet unclear how profound those impacts will be. The pandemic has presented a classic 'shock doctrine' moment, which Naomi Klein has described as periods of crisis that open opportunities for rapid transformational change; while corporations often try to exploit such... Continue Reading →

A Green New Deal for Saskatchewan?

It would be hard to not notice all the fuss about the Green New Deal, which has offered an inspiring framework for community organizing and pushing the political agenda around the world. Recently the Pact for a Green New Deal was launched in Canada, and this month communities across the country are holding town hall meetings to discuss what... Continue Reading →

Just Transitions Summit recap

A number of CJS organizers just returned from the Just Transitions Summit on Treaty 4 territory in Regina. It was a highly energizing experience. Over 150 folks turned out for the two-day event covering a wide range of topics and starting serious conversations about planning a just transition in Saskatchewan. A major thank you is... Continue Reading →

Answering Brad Wall’s talking points

In discussions of climate policy with opponents of decisive action, certain talking points inevitably get raised.  Some are more common than others, some are more subtle than others, and some require more knowledge and thought to debunk than others - but our current premier seems to be happy to use all of them.  We are... Continue Reading →

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