Could you provide some links? (no pun intended).
In my life the personal is political and the political is personal. I have no links.
I lived through the Thatcher years in SK; my parents were Thatcher Liberals. I have come a long way, baby!
I lived through the Blakeney years. I was young, having fun as a young person should.
I lived through the Devine years and the one thing for which I can thank Mr. Devine and his ilk is my political awakening. I became a very active feminist during those years, helping to build a provincial movement that would make a difference, that saw ten thousand Saskatchewan people marching in the streets, part of a movement that would unseat the Devine criminals and bring about a better society for women and their children.
I lived through the Romanow/Calvert years. As Romanow's right-hand man Link saw to it that the debt left by Devine's criminals would be shouldered by Saskatchewan's women and children. Our feminist movement, our women's agenda (a document which, btw, seems to have been disappeared) -- one over which we laboured and cried and collaborated, one to which we gave our time and energy and souls, one which was crucial to electing an NDP government -- was dismissed in favour of a neoliberal agenda. We feminists were dismissed as feminazis and that has recently been corroborated in a Masters Thesis by Jennifer Ruddy. (I have not yet read it but have had several conversations with the author.)
After 16 years of NDP governance, our rate of child poverty is the second highest in the country. The United Nations notes that the rate of child poverty is directly related to the condition of women. Link the Dink, as he was called then, cannot be entrusted with the lives of Saskatchewan's women and children. He is no friend to us.