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  1. So they can walk free back home? Jail them here ..... let the prisoners sort them out. I'm ok with my tax dollars protecting children even if it's from another country. I want those back from their countries to know we jail those monsters and if they survive their jail term them get deported after. We will serve justice ... not just send them home.
  2. It goes without saying that child pornography is repulsive and against our values .... there is a special place in hell for those involved. Let's look at what is working. Our screening system Works!!!!! They caught 4 of them that the USA didn't. A huge thank you to our border agents who are attentive at their job and caught them. This helps to ease concerns as those in charge of screening are doing their job to protect us. I want those 4 jailed here .... if we simply deport them they may not face justice back home. I am more then happy to see my tax dollars jail these individuals. So instead of complaining .... appauld those keeping us safer and the US could learn from.our custom officers screening
  3. If an election was held in Saskatchewan Brad Wall would be expected to win - but not guaranteed. Right wing politicians are simply not getting the message that voters are growing tired of austerity and being told to do their part in these "tough economic times " while at the same time we see record corporate profits. The newly unit Right Wing in Alberta is already motioning to move the province further to the right then ever before.They are banking on enough highly paid oil workers and business owners to vote for them. If oil continues its trend at under $50 a barrel they have far more workers in lower paid jobs then the upper pay grid. Don't bet on folks to vote for a party who is declaring things like the minimum wage will be rolled back.... alot of Alberta families will survive this down turn in oil because of a livable minimum wage. The longer that oil stays down, the more people are starting to question were all those royalties went. The louder the anti NDP folks scream the more the fools they have been making themselves. I would not be surprised to see Rachael get one more term. Especially since Alberta has been leading Canada recently in job growth.
  4. A lot will depend on what dirt gets dug up over the next few months. If it sticks it will be the liberal brand that is unelectable and they will need to move.to yet another party. Bc conservative or bc socreds...or follow saskatchewan and create the BC Party.
  5. This is the problem with politics. Had Romanow ran a deficit to invest in the province - the right wing would call him a reckless spender, a dipper, anti business etc. Had Romanow balanced the budget he would be accused of not investing in the province and being anti business. Either way he gets ridiculed. In my opinion the problem Canada wide is the lowering of business taxes. Government needs that tax revenue so they transfer business's share to consumers/workers. It results in hand cuffing any future government and keeps us in this loop of "can't win". Canadian corporations have had record profits this past decade. The tax cuts where to stimulate job growth, company investment and increased wages. We saw little of any benefits from those tax cuts. Harper himself called out companies for hoarding cash from tax cuts - Capitalism has failed. Under capitalism everyone would have the same rights.... workers and owners. So back to Roy Romanow. - When Brad Wall balances the budget he gets hailed as a hero. When they NDP does they get ridiculed. Romanow had his hands tied when he took office. Saskatchewan was deeply in debt and any move to reduce business tax cuts would be political suicide. Unfortunately that's the mess alot of north America is in - and it all started with business tax cuts that completely unbalanced our tax fairness. I personally agree with business tax cuts, with strings attached. Tax cuts should be dependent on investment, training, job growth, wage increases. What BC did was give the tax cuts based on hopes and prayers that businesses would use the tax cut savings as intended. We all know most hoarded the savings. I would rather see mom and pops who are actually hiring - growing - inventing in employees and paying a living wage..... get major corporations share of the tax cuts. After all those tax cuts is our money - from our hard work and pay. It is being used as a form of corporate welfare/socialism. Yet if any party ever tried to eliminate tax cuts for companies not using it as intended - people would explode ( just look at Alberta ). I say eliminate all tax cuts given to business - all of it. Then based on growing jobs, investing in their operations in BC, increasing wages etc ..... let them deduct it at tax time. Could you imagine if we gave Tax cuts to every citizen based on them maxing RRSP's every year ... with no conditions they actual do? That's what business tax cuts have amounted to and are the bands binding the hands of any government who wants to make things better or fairer - in my opinion.
  6. I, as well as many retired Military I know - voted NDP. I served so that even people like you can have freedom. I did not give you a rep. So do tell, what am I then? The notion that those who agree with you are successful, and others are "you know" is views of extremists that we can do without. I hope your young enough to outgrow your messed up views. There are many on this forum that are able to disagree, venomously at times, without resulting to this level. We get it - you support the right wing politically ( with AT&T I'm not sure if your roaming or living in the US ). Sell us on the good of that political side instead of making up stories about what will happen with anyone but your party is ruling - then we can have a debate on the issue vs extreme ideological views.
  7. Lazy left? You lost all credibility at that point. There Are many, many hard working people who vote NDP. Your assumptions are ludicrous.
  8. BC leads the country in household debt. That means a lot of folks are living in credit cards. The stats showing us leading the country oddly enough don't consider the credit debt. Wages have not kept up to the cost of living in bc and the BC liberals were a huge part of that through legislation and how they did business. If credit card rates soar we are trouble. Easy cheap credit funded her stats and those debt loads have squashed most of the middle class. From anti union pro business legislation to the support of temp foreign workers the BC liberals have helped keep bc wages low.
  9. 2 to 3 years I'd bet then we will see the next election. Libs need time to select a new leader and get them in the house if it's an outsider. The new leader will need to show they are not Christy 2.0 before the next election
  10. Saskatoon and regina grew but small town rural saskatchewan took a.big hit. Some folks.moved into the nearest city and others left the province. In the 80's a lot of towns died as with no stores or.banks the seniors left for the cities - with no rural jobs young adults left as well. As young adults hitting regina we found rent to be high and far too much competition for entry level work .... which kept wages low. Finding work wasn't hard ..... They paid so low you had to have 2 or 3 of them to survive. This was back before food banks and soup kitchens. So yes lots of younger folks from rural saskatchewan left to find work. Out of my high school class I would say 2/3 of us left. Not all blame can be pointed at one single politician.... who can blame guys from leaving a small town when their are no good jobs or enough single folks. We are way off topic but a big part of the turfing of Devine was how small towns felt they had been abandoned. Saskatoon and regina are.normally ndp country with small town saskatchewan being conservative. Very much the same in BC. Between 81 and 91 they only grew by 20k overall. That would suggest a strong mix of people coming and leaving over that decade. Depending on where in saskatchewan your talking about the figures could be a lot higher or lower. Fond.memories of growing up but can't say I kiss the winter's. Every rider game I attend you can see the sea of green at BC place ... As the old.joke goes..... No one actually lives there anymore .... yet we all seem to come from saskatchewan. BC place.becomes the 6th largest saskatchewan city when the riders are in town
  11. I didn't live in saskatchewan past 84 so can't comment on the 90s under Roy Romonow.... I did live under grant Devines first term, and I like many left the province to find work. We couldn't have been part of the problem you identify as as our town had voted PC and had elected the PC candidate. It did however move to ndp for 4 or 5 elections after that.
  12. I had 3 jobs ... 1 full time and 2 part time. I worked 60 hours a week. There was 25 or more of us all on the same basic training course all from saskatchewan. There was a common theme Male, 18 to 25, rural saskatchewan, came from a farm or worked on a farm. Not only was Saskatchewan in a recession it was in a drought period. Most major new construction didn't hire unskilled labor locally and rig crews showed up near full staffed. Joining the military was a good option for those wanting to move up. I had friends who after being laid off from manufacturing applied for EI retraining and found that they were told to get a job doing what ever they could as funding was now under affirmative action guidelines. Most of those people applied to the rcmp - got denied, then applied for the armed.forces. I consider everyone who did join a good example of what a hard working adult should be - they went to the work and did what they had to. I could have stayed and blamed the Pc's but that wouldn't have put food on the table. The economy tanked the year after grant Devine took office. Some aspects.like the drought and collapse in oil prices were not his doing Other aspects were his doing. The 80's in saskatchewan were tough times. I see a lot of similarities between the Pc's of the 80s in saskatchewan and the Christy Clark liberals of BC Not everyone who couldn't get a decent job in saskatchewan In the 80's was to blame, or the problem.
  13. I left Saskatchewan in the 80's under Grant Devine as all the decent jobs in our town were filled by out of province workers - it was near impossible to get a job in the oil patch, or major construction back then. It seemed like 1/2 of all recruit courses through Cornwallis were filled with Newfie's and Saskatchewan boys. The 2 hardest hit provinces. How a business friendly government is seen depends on where you are in the spectrum of employment. I am sure small business enjoyed the PC's and many at the top. I know that with Canada's version of affirmative action, a recession, out of province workers , among other factors ....... there were a lot of farm boys joining the Reg force to get an education and a job. There were so many of us that they had wait times of up to 18 months after being accepted before you left for basic. It wasn't until late 90's that it boomed and local kids could get great jobs right out of High-school - working in the patch. Neither the NDP or PC or Saskatchewan party can take credit for the bakken oil discovery and the invention of horizontal wells, and fracking. There has been good done by all parties ...... And bad. The only thing the parties can lay claim to is how they spent the royalties ( and that's another whole issue). And lastly - stop... really ... stop with the theatrics. Feel free to disagree. It can be done with a simple - I disagree. The whole point of my original comments were in relation to the scandal that came to light after he left office. Grant Devine was never implicated or accused but over 10 of his ministers were ( expense related ) and went before judges with some serving time. Right or wrong he wore it as evident by the federal Tories deeming him to be an undesirable candidate when he ran federally a decade ago.
  14. Grant Devine brought in royality vacations for just under 2 years in 85 for new wells , and for the same period a 30% tax break on older wells royalties. This also cost the province over 50 million. The currentl oil boom is nearly entirely due to bakken oil formation. Yes there is oil development all over the province but the majority of oil being exploited now is in that area. The Grant Devine tax payer funded gifts to oil had ended before the exploration began. If you feel the need to credit Grant Devine then you would have to have given the ndp most of the credit as they were in power when the Bakken began.
  15. I have a horrible feeling we are in for a similar experience Saskatchewan faced after grant devine let office. I hope the NDP name and shame every detail of corruption they find. Not that it will impact that kool aid drinking liberal supporters who seem to blame the NDP for the report commissioned by the Liberals and withheld at election time.