Planet S Column 009 – Yay Taxes!

Yay Taxes! Sean Shaw Published Thursday November 28, 10:27 am If you want a functioning city, you’ll agree “Taxes are too high!” “Don’t raise my taxes!” “Ghaa!!! Taaaaxxes!!!” Sound familiar? If you’re from Saskatoon, it should. From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, Saskatoon wore its yearly low tax increases as a badge of honour, ...

Planet S Mag Column #8 – Alberta Envy

Planet S Mag Column #8 - Alberta Envy
My latest column for Planet S hit the streets today – I get to gush over my civics-crushes on Mayors Nenshi and Iveson in Calgary and Edmonton while examining how Saskatoon stacks up against those cities on Active Transportation (hint-  not well): Alberta Envy Sean Shaw Published Thursday October 31, 11:19 am Progressive politics are ...

Planet S Magazine Column #5: A Truckload of Talk, City’s Alternative Transportation Plans

My latest column for Planet S Magazine is out in the latest edition.  This time around I take square aim at the recent Stats Canada numbers that suggest the long talked about plans for alternative transportation choices (walk, transit, cycling) have yield little results over the past 5 years. For those that a regular readers ...