Dead Grits – Part Four

In my ongoing series about the decline of the Liberal Party in Saskatchewan, I will be looking at the performance of the federal Liberal party in Saskatchewan during the 2011 federal election. See my previous posts on this topics: Part One, Part Two, Part Three. Basically, I’m interested in the province-wide aggregate Liberal results, as […]

Dead Grits – Part Three

I’ve said a bit about the future of the Liberal Party in Saskatchewan at the provincial level in Part One, and the federal level in Part Two. This post examines the fallout from the recent by-election in Saskatoon Northwest. This was the second contest (out of four by-elections) the provincial Liberals have entered since the […]

Of Sheep & Wolves

Not long ago, before the 2007 Saskatchewan provincial election, there was a controversial political ad involving animals. But in what appears to be classic decision-by-committee, the ad was diluted and unfocused. The resulting mishmash unintentionally communicated a narrative that subverted – even countered – the NDP’s intended message. Perhaps the NDP felt the message would […]

Dead Grits – Part Two

An earlier post of mine discussed the collapse of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party vote in a recent by-election. My ultimate prediction was – and remains – a <5% popular vote for this party in the 2011 provincial election. Recent discussion at the federal level about a pre-election-coalition/merger between the NDP and Liberal party has sparked […]

The Court Martial of Capt Semrau, Part II: Small Mercies

The coverage story on a recent issue of Macleans takes an in-depth look at what is currently known about the circumstances surrounding the murder trial of Captain Semrau. It is an interesting read and includes a brief look at several similar cases in the United States, all of them seemingly motivated by a sincere sense […]