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March 17, 2023

It's Kind Of Like Political Foreplay

It's Kind Of Like Political Foreplay

This week on The SKoop, Kevin and Dale are joined by Eric Bell, labour communicator extraordinaire and former staffer for the Saskatchewan NDP. Welcome back, Eric! The dudes discuss the highlights from this week's Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) conference, including policy announcements made by the premier, NDP leader Carla Beck's efforts to connect with leaders in rural Saskatchewan, and fielding questions in the SARM bear pit. Then they do a lookahead to next week's budget, including what keeps the finance minister up the week before budget, the planning in the political backrooms before budget, and what we're looking for in the budget. Finally, in everyone's favourite segment, the lads say what actually mattered this week in Saskatchewan politics. Thanks for listening!

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  • Kevin Doherty, former Saskatchewan Party MLA and cabinet minister, and current Vice President at Prairie Sky Strategy;
  • Eric Bell, former communications aide for the Saskatchewan NDP and current communications expert in Canada's labour movement; and
  • Dale Richardson, podcaster and former director of communications for the Saskatchewan Party. 

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