A Saskatchewan Way Of Economic Growth:
Good Psychology

Nipawin - October 21, 2000 - by: Mario deSantis

stupid statement

It was two years ago, at the time of my youngest son's high school graduation that I heard
from the master of ceremony that in accordance to the United Nations Human Development
Index, Saskatchewan was the best place to live in the world. As I heard such stupid comment,
and I want to point out that every absolute statement is a stupid statement, I raised my
eyebrows and told my sons James and Eric "here we go again with another B.S.; instead to
be constructive, have a vision and work for a better future, we continue to live in our past



sobering tale

So, as I read the article How do I measure thee? Let me count the ways(1) by Jeffrey Simpson,
journalist with The Globe and Mail, I don't feel alone with my sense of alienation in
understanding our politicians and bureaucrats. In this article, Simpson states that Canada is
not number one among industrialized countries and that The Conference Board of Canada
has developed a much more comprehensive set of yardsticks by which to measure Canada's
international performance against six other countries. Simpson says that these yardsticks
comparing Canada to the United States, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Australia and Japan tell a
sobering tale and he is disappointed by our sunshine patriots who govern us and who continue
to expose this Canada No 1 fallacy.



skewing of information

As I have been publishing my articles on Ensign, I have gradually appreciated the outright
abuses of power of this government, their lying,their skewing of information and their pursuing
of social growth by the so called good psychology. The truth is that we must forget the use of
the good psychology approach to run our business, and be realistic in appreciating our social
conditions and in creating our own future.



deceiving ourselves

We in Saskatchewan are not No 1, and we will be No 1 only at the time when we are going to do
better than in the past and not when we are going to compare ourselves to others! We must stop
deceiving ourselves, but then, how can anyone help when we hear Minister of Health Pat Atkinson
saying that the problem of our medical specialists leaving the province is due to "personality
conflicts"which are not conducive to "a positive environment(2)."
  List of articles by Mario deSantis


How do I measure thee? Let me count the ways, by Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail, October 9, 2000


Saskatchewan Health Care: Confirmation Of The Most Mismanaged System In Canada, by Mario deSantis, October 12, 2000