Six In The Morning

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!

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “Six In The Morning”

  1. re: CRAZY CONSERVATIVE MAILERS DONE – good – then the NDPers Jack Layton, Claude Gravelle and Judy Wasylycia-Leis might stop sending mail to former residents of my dwelling

    they haven’t stopped it yet, despite my returning the email for two years and resorting to emailing them about the problem three times since June last year

  2. 1) Go, Pat go. Just curious: why don’t civic governments mobilize their constituents against other levels of government like underfunding schools, withholding revenue, etc.?

    I suspect its a kind of gentlemen’s agreement among politicians to not use actual citizens, but for God’s sake, it’s not working for us. Nothing wrong with revenue sharing that 100,000 or so letters to the province wouldn’t fix. Ditto school board funding (and infrastructure and the feds, for that matter). Drop the gloves and let us loose, just say the word.

    2) for Jeff, above… I used to write to Jack Layton’s insane mailing people too, telling them how everyone they were writing to at our house was dead and we were still kind of upset about it.

    I tried once with my new place, no luck. They just tack my name onto the last three tenants’ names from 10 years ago — they could be dead too, given the building. I almost asked Jack Layton about it when he was here, but I had already been so whiney, what with no proportional representation and all. And they make the envelopes so easy to throw out without ever opening! Wow. Good luck with C.G. J. W.-L. Haven’t had the pleasure myself.

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