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Jan. 20, 2023

Lovers, Fighters, and Cynics

Lovers, Fighters, and Cynics

The SKoop is back in the middle of January for a wonderful episode! The gang deep dives into the political story of the week: Justin Trudeau snubbing Scott Moe on a visit to Saskatoon. What was going on there, did any of it matter, and does it give Moe a newfound opportunity to take on Trudeau again? Then, they go into the backrooms of Saskatchewan politics and discuss human resources in politics and in particular chiefs of staff and what it's like to work with a new "chief" and say goodbye to another. Then they wrap things up with everyone's favourite segment "What Actually Mattered This Week"! Plus: Dale reads a script for a TV ad, and you'll never guess where it came from! 

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  • Kevin Doherty, former Saskatchewan Party MLA and cabinet minister, and current Senior Strategy Advisor at Prairie Sky Strategy; 
  • Sally Housser, NDP insider and former Saskatchewan NDP chief of staff, and current Senior Manager, Public Affairs at Canadian Strategy Group; and 
  • Dale Richardson, podcaster and former director of communications for the Saskatchewan Party. 

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