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Jim Harding Columns

Jim Harding is a retired professor of justice studies at the University of Regina. He is a founding member of the Regina Group for a Non-Nuclear Society and was director of research for Prairie Justice Research at the University of Regina, where he headed up the Uranium Inquiries Project. Jim also acted as consultant to the NFB award-winning film Uranium. He is the author of Canada’s Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System.

Seeking Sustainability: Is This an Act Of Faith?

Do we have to embrace matters of faith to stay engaged with the challenges of creating an equalitarian and sustainable world?

Rebuilding the Public Trust From The Bottom Up

Without full transparency there can’t be full accountability.

Harper’s “Conservative” Economism: Rhetoric and Reality

The Harper-run Conservatives combined their revisioning of conservatism and economism into a winning strategy.

“No More Hurting People – Peace”

Violence is always unsettling and with global communications we can be unsettled by the constant replay of images of violence that probably have nothing to do with any threat we actually face.

Does the Iron Lady’s Legacy Reach As Far As Saskatchewan?

Margaret Thatcher’s death sparked widespread debate about her legacy. Partisan supporters credit Thatcher with everything from “saving Britain”, British P.M.

Could This Spring’s Flooding Be Anything Like 2011?

Sometimes people talk about the 2011 spring flood as if it were just part of an ongoing “natural” cycle.

Will The New NDP Leadership Be A Force For Sustainability?

We’ll need a vibrant democracy not shirking from the challenges of sustainability to make a necessary transition. How are we doing in Saskatchewan?

Pursuing the Pipeline Pipe-Dream

Prime Minister Harper’s view that Alberta’s tarsands will be the economic motor for the Canadian Energy Superpower is starting to unravel.