Brad Wall’s Vision Of The New Saskatchewan Is A Sword That Will Cut The Province In Two


We know conservative economic thought requires expanding the distance — economically, socially, and politically — between the haves and have-nots. But I didn’t think Premier Wall had to be so explicit about it.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

17 thoughts on “Brad Wall’s Vision Of The New Saskatchewan Is A Sword That Will Cut The Province In Two”

  1. There was a great editorial (in the ‘dog last year, I think) about Regina’s failure to protect historic architecture. The thrust of the article was that, in Saskatchewan, there’s a near-universal effort to forget the past during boom-times. The reason for this collective amnesia is obvious: reminders of previous booms are also reminders that — inevitably — those booms have come to an end (usually to be followed by extended busts). Each time we hit a new boom, we are desperate to convince ourselves that this time is different, that this growth is unprecedented, and that this boom is the mystical eternal boom! This rebranding by the GoS — much like the earlier rebranding by the CoR — strikes be as just one more attempt to divorce ourselves from our history of booms and busts.

  2. I should really read the blog before I post stuff so I don’t post the same things Rosie posts. Dammit.

  3. The new logo serves as a friendly reminder that it’s time to book my annual prostate exam.

  4. Someone on Facebook pointed out that it should have been the new Saskatchewan Party logo — when you look at the two of them together, it’s a natural progression and an improvement on their current logo. For the province of Saskatchewan, not so much. It would be interesting to know where it came from.

  5. look i know saskatchewan has a fairly limited number of distinctive geographic features but surely we can find something that better signifies who we are and what our province is and means than tying it to crass mercenary values

  6. Oh good, a pointy, vaguely rectangular swoosh. Just Do It.

    Looks like a giant beak from above, pecking through our province. If I’ve ruined the logo in your mind forever, my work here is done.

  7. Given that the earliest I’d seen this logo used was in conjunction with Enterprise Saskatchewan, I’d say you’re getting pretty close. See pg. 15 here and the first place I’d ever noticed it (sometime in 2011 as well I think) here.

  8. @6: I hope you were serious, anonymousses. I hope that every man who reads or writes on this thread is serious.
    To go OT for a moment: doctors are now working under the assumption that, sooner or later, every man will develop prostate cancer. Caught early enough, it can be treated in a variety of ways, and certainly its diagnosis need not be an automatic death sentence. Get tested, especially if there is prostate cancer in your family.

  9. I indeed get my prostate checked regularly Barb, and I echo your sentiments.

    I do think there is a resemblance to a finger being inserted into something in this logo. But I tend to see a lot of things that are likely unintended.

  10. I didn’t really identify with the wheat logo. I’m not a farmer, I’m not employed in an agriculture related industry … I guess I could identify wheat if I saw it, but that’s about it.

    That being said, I freaking loved that wheat logo. Maybe it was just the stylized wheat but I really enjoyed it.

    This new logo doesn’t do much for me. But I’m not about to throw a fit over it. Change happens.

  11. So if the golden rods are coming up from the bottom of the province in this logo….Does that mean in Saskatchewan your taking it up the butt?

    Signed : Ben Dover

  12. Some random cjme caller called it ” drifts of yellow snow ,coming from Alberta”. lol

    Keep the old one.

    Could ya see McD changing to an M that looks like the one that I just typed?

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