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The provincial election campaign will begin sometime during the next 7 days as we now have fixed election dates and we know the election will occur on November 7th. We will all be bombarded with tons of political advertising by both the Sask Party and NDP election committees. Both of these parties have lots of money and will be buying as much

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This past weekend, the PC Party of Saskatchewan started doing something we haven’t done for 4 election campaigns. The Party has begun a pre-election advertising campaign with radio advertising on stations all across Saskatchewan. There are a series of ads talking about the issues facing Saskatchewan people and a reintroduction of the “PC” brand

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PC PARTY OF SASKATCHEWAN
MONDAY MORNING COMMENTARY – SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

It’s a cool Monday morning in southern Saskatchewan. Harvest is well underway with the end in sight. The sudden switch in temperature from boiling heat one day to freezing cold the next is a typical Saskatchewan weather event. Our political climate is much the same way. You

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Because yesterday was a holiday, the MMC is being sent out this morning. I hope everyone enjoyed a nice long weekend. It was nice to see the Riders finally win a home game. Maybe this is the turnaround in their season. Harvest is going full bore around the province and it certainly is on the Swenson farm.

There is a comment that I am hearing more

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This morning I am doing something a little bit different. I believe there are two issues in Saskatchewan that really need addressing in the upcoming election. One is the credibility and accountability of our politicians and the promises they make prior to election campaigns and the other is the deterioration of our health care facilities

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Early this morning, Canada received some sad news. The Leader of our Official Opposition, Mr. Jack Layton, passed away earlier this morning after losing his battle with cancer. Mr. Layton has proven to be a very resilient politician but cancer picks no friends and his valiant fight has come to an end. There wasn’t much about Jack Layton’s

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Our thoughts go out to the people around the province who have been hit by some really severe hailstorms over the last week. I am sure many of you saw the pictures on the Sunday newscast of hail so thick north of Regina that a snow plough was pushing it off the highway. Crops don’t stand a chance under those conditions and a lot of times neither

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Monday Morning Commentary has now turned into Monday Evening Commentary. Today was supposed to be a fishing day for the Swensons however it turned into a “fix the front deck” day for the Swensons instead. My deck was much like a lot of the roads in Saskatchewan – you had to watch where you stepped so unlike the government, I got busy on my

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It’s nice to see that summer has finally come to Saskatchewan. Since my last commentary, we have experienced 35 degree C here in the sunny south – great weather for making hay or going to the beach. I am sure there have been lots of people doing both.

Moose Jaw has now been added to the list of Saskatchewan communities that is facing closure of a long-term care facility. The Ina Grafton Gage home which has been run by the United Church of Canada for many decades announced last week that it could no longer keep the home running because the new collective agreement is too expensive and

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Hope everyone had a good Canada Day long weekend. Saskatchewan made it through the weekend without any major weather events and it looks like we are finally going to get some summer weather for a change. I’m sure there are people all over this province who are breathing a sigh of relief and will welcome the days of sunshine to come.

Last week,

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I mentioned a few weeks ago about our Annual Meeting that was to take place in Saskatoon. At that meeting, we elected our President and 1st Vice President for the coming year. Congratulations to Lori Isinger of Saskatoon who was re-elected as President of the Party and to Grant Schmidt of Melville who was re-elected as 1st Vice President. As any

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Congratulations to Tom Steen, the 1st nominated candidate for the PC Party of Saskatchewan. Tom will be running in the riding of Moose Jaw Wakamow. I had the privilege and the pleasure of addressing the delegates at the nomination meeting followed by a question and answer period. There were a number of issues that came out but the biggest one was

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Just a reminder about the Progressive Conservative Party’s General Meeting and Policy Discussion in Saskatoon this coming Saturday. I would love to see as many people there as possible to have a well-rounded discussion on the policy areas that we are addressing in the afternoon. If you are thinking of attending and haven’t done so already, please

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I’ll start this Monday Morning’s Commentary with an invitation for any of you that read this to attend the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan’s Annual Meeting and Policy Discussion on Saturday, June 18th. This event will take place at the Park Town Hotel in Saskatoon. Registration begins at 9:00 AM followed by the Annual Meeting from

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It seems we are back in the wet cycle. I was shut down seeding at 7:30 PM last Friday evening and we have had over an inch of rain since then. I think we are fortunate as there are many areas in the province that have received much more. This rain is really great if you have the crop in, the garden in and your lawn fertilized but for the over 60%

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I feel very fortunate to be living just south of Moose Jaw because we have been out seeding for a week now and if the weather holds, we could be mostly wrapped up by this coming weekend. When you listen to the news and watch the weather forecasts, there are many people in Saskatchewan and western Canada who are not so fortunate. The last crop

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The recent Federal election turned out very interesting indeed as most of us speculated last week. Congratulations to Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his long sought after majority. Congratulations to Jack Layton for getting rid of the Bloc and all but 4 of its members. And lastly, congratulations to Canadian voters who turned out in larger

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Today will be a very interesting day for most Canadians and especially for the Leaders of our major Federal political parties. If one is to believe the polling, the House of Commons may have an entirely new look after the dust settles tonight. There is much speculation about the role that Jack Layton and the Federal NDP might play in a future

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I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter weekend. Easter is a time when we traditionally get together with family and friends and for those of us that are so inclined, attend the church of our choice to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We had the pleasure of entertaining our 11 month old grandson and watching him dig into his

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