Letters to the editor – June 1, 2017

Heartless budget The recent provincial budget is brutal and heartless with total disregard for the citizens of Saskatchewan. Cuts to educational funding, cuts to programs and services for autistic children. Cuts to libraries. The incentive program to keep doctors in rural areas has been cut. People on social assistance will no longer have their funeral […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 25, 2017

Sask. health care Health Minister Jim Reiter appears to have a recipe for reducing our provincial health-care spending.  Unfortunately, it may not be a good recipe that Saskatchewan people will have an appetite for, as I don’t think it will either improve or even maintain quality long-term care services in our province.   The first […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 18, 2018

College of Agriculture In your recent story on the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan(WP, April 20), your correspondent quotes critics who believe the university has unjustly penalized the college in its recent budget decisions. I want to emphasize three points. First, no one should infer from these differential reductions that […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 11, 2017

Canadian farmers getting trumped President Trump’s recent war of words on supply management has emboldened several anti-Canadian farmer cheerleaders to emerge. Chief among them is Sylvain Charlebois, who speaks from his comfortable bubble as the dean of the faculty of management at Dalhousie University. Charlebois sounds like he comes from the past when he in-dicates […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 4, 2017

Sask. Education cuts Leadership in our K-12 educational system should start from above, from the locally elected trustees and school division senior administrators.  But often it does not.   With all the cuts to education funding coming from our provincial governments, this certainly promises to be a time when strong leadership in education is needed at […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 27, 2017

Deferred payments The federal budget proposes to do away with the deferred payment program on sales for barley, wheat, oats, flaxseed, canola, and rye. That means farmers will no longer be able to defer a portion of their income into the following year. Farmers have until May 24 to submit comments to: consultation_tax_2017@canada.ca. The government […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 20, 2017

Sask. Party Budget Another complementary corporate budget. Premier Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party is moving that direction with increasing vigour the longer it is in power. A growing number of people wonder why. Relying on corporate personage as sole support for Saskatchewan must take incredible faith. At one time, who donated how much to political parties […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 13, 2017

Landowners in limbo Recent downturns and uncertainty in the oil economy have left some landowners without lease payments, but with ongoing activity and unfarmable land. Until a well has been deemed “orphaned” and the leased land reclaimed, which may be many years, the landowner is out not only the lease payments but also out the […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 6, 2017

Allow ag to flourish The 2017 Saskatchewan budget contained a number of measures that will affect our province. Tough decisions were made to manage deficits and put the brakes on future debt. Agriculture was recognized as a major driver contributing revenue when other sectors have struggled. Even with the reduction in income tax, farmers, ranchers […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 23, 2017

Sask. Crop Insurance I am writing this letter with regard to the denial of my, and my neighbors,’ too-wet-to-seed claims last June. We all had some crop seeded; I had my peas seeded by May 18, as I am in a pea-oat rotation on the five quarters I farm. Last spring was early, warm and […] Read more