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Say no to privatization in government

In a move to become more efficient, the Government of Saskatchewan is looking at outsourcing meals at correctional facilities — especially those near a large enough centre so that meals can be provided with ease.

New report disputes grim job prospects for youth

The notion of today’s youth being the lost generation is being challenged by a new report from TD Economics. Published Oct. 22, the study focused on the skills mismatch and labour shortages in the market over the last 10 years. It found the picture is not as grim as it has been painted.

World-renowned activist Raj Patel to give Whelen lecture

Often referred to as “the rock star of social justice writing,” Raj Patel will be in Saskatoon Oct. 25 for the University of Saskatchewan’s 2011 Whelen Lecture. Patel, a best-selling author, economist and activist, will speak on “How to Feed the World.”

Those vague Throne Speeches

Governor General Michaëlle Jean's March 3 Speech from the Throne left many questions unanswered. University of Saskatchewan political studies professor David McGrane says this is generally the way such speeches are structured.

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RIP Marvel

Marvel Comics and DC Comics have been the major distributors of comics to North Americans for more than 70 years. Then it happened. Black Monday.

Common sense recession

Before the economic collapse I was, like most people, completely ignorant of the way the economy functions. When considering the market economy I envisioned a wild and unpredictable animal which had to be watched closely lest it decide to attack someone, take a dump in the global economy or die as it did recently.

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Students left behind

Despite recent economic growth in the province, many of Saskatchewan's students are struggling to find employment. Saskatchewan is enjoying an economic boom that appears even more dramatic in light of the bleak situation in neighbouring provinces and countries. Between June 2008 and June 2009, 14,500 new jobs were created in Saskatchewan. This

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