6 in the MorningFEWER STAFF MEANS LESS SERVICE The cash-scrapped, Potash-punk’d Sask. government says they’re going to cut the civil service by four per cent every year for the next four years which BY THE WAY works out to losing 1800 jobs. So if you’re graduating this spring and want to work in public policy you should just move out of the province, I guess. (CBC)

MORE TAXES MEANS GREAT SERVICES Regina’s mayor’s talking about raising property taxes. “People don’t want to see less roads fixed,” Pat Fiacco tells the Leader-Post’s Joe Couture. Word.

CRAZY CONSERVATIVE MAILERS DONE? In what is supposedly a binding decision, the House Of Commons has voted to stop mailing flyers to Canadians outside a politician’s riding. I’m in Goodale’s riding and I will really miss getting that insane, photocopied propaganda. Not being sarcastic. I love them. They’re so whacked. (Toronto Star)

IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE SURPRISING? Sounds like the Vienna Boys Choir might be a magnet for pedophiles. Huh. Who knew? (Guardian)

NO NO NO, WE’RE NOT CUTTING YOUR INTERNET, DON’T BE SILLY Industry Minister Tony Clement says reports of cuts to library and other public Internet funding are premature. If community groups were funded in the past, he says, they’ll be funded in the future. (Winnipeg Free Press)

NIALL IS A NERD It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Do you know where your favourite Irish pub owner is? He’s in the Leader-Post being a huge goofball. (Leader-Post)

St. Patrick’s Day! Have some Pogues!