Over the last few weeks, and especially in last week’s “Money Issue” of the Sheaf, significant disgruntlement has been directed toward administrators at the University of Saskatchewan. In reality, administrators at the U of S have done their best to deal with the Saskatchewan Party’s intentional decision to defund post-secondary education in Saskatchewan.
When Brad Wall’s government cancelled the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit, it caught many in the film industry flat-footed. The cancellation of the film credit was announced in Regina March 21 as a part of the 2012 budget. The elimination of the credit was part of an effort “to ensure provincial finances remain sustainable,” Culture Minister
With Saskatchewan Roughriders offensive lineman Gene Makowsky currently seeking a berth in Saskatchewan’s legislature, and former 'Rider Chris Szarka’s city council election victory in 2009, it appears as if the province’s political landscape is getting a bit “greener.”
About a dozen university students are balancing their studies with the demands of being candidates in the provincial election. The NDP has five student candidates, the Greens have four and the Sask. Party has one. Alex Mortensen, a University of Regina student running for the NDP in Cypress Hills, says the key is organization.
To prepare for the upcoming Nov. 7 provincial election, the Sheaf interviewed the four official candidates for the Saskatoon Sutherland riding. The constituency encompasses the University of Saskatchewan and the neighbourhoods of Varsity View, Greystone Heights, Grosvenor Park, College Park, College Park East and Sutherland.
Although there has been an increase of women in Canadian politics of about 20 per cent in the last 30 years, there is still a shortage of female representation.
A plan to help students through postsecondary spending is featured in the platforms of both major parties in the Nov. 7 provincial election. Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party have introduced the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship and the Saskatchewan Advance Grant for Education Savings. On the other hand, if elected, Dwain Lingenfelter and the NDP have said
With less than two months before the provincial election, Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party have the support of more than three in five decided voters, a new poll shows.
On Monday May 17, the provincial government announced its plan to add 500 new child care spaces across the province, including 110 to the University of Saskatchewan.