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Ledge Chat: The ex-premier and the Buffalo, CNIB building demolition, a Chinese phone company … and a moose?

CBC's Adam Hunter and the Regina Leader-Post's Murray Mandryk discuss the week in politics.

CBC's Adam Hunter and the Regina Leader-Post's Murray Mandryk weigh in on the week in Sask. politics

Former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall has helped raise money for a new political action committee called the Buffalo Project. (CBC)

CBC's Saskatchewan Political Panel is back again to discuss the week in the province's politics.

Topics on this week's agenda include Brad Wall and a new political action committee called the Buffalo Project, the stop-work order on demolition of the CNIB building in Wascana Park, and the Chinese telecom company Huawei.

Adam Hunter (CBC), Murray Mandryk (Leader-Post) and Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger cover a big week in political news including Mac the Moose, the Buffalo Project, concerns about Huawei and SaskTel, and permit issues around tearing down the CNIB building in Wascana Park. 9:04

Adam Hunter covers politics for CBC Saskatchewan and Murray Mandryk is a columnist for the Regina Leader-Post.

CBC's political reporter Adam Hunter and Regina Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk talk about the week in politics in Ledge Chat. (CBC)

Previous Ledge chats

Jan. 18 - CBC Saskatchewan's political panel talks about the People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier's visit to Saskatchewan, and how the party will be looking to make in-roads here and across the country. 

The panel joins moderator and CBC Radio's The Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger to cover other hot topics from the week, including Indigenous interest in pipeline projects and Brad Wall's role in a new PAC.

The Morning Edition's political panel of CBC's Adam Hunter and Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk join host Stefani Langenegger to talk about PPC leader Maxime Bernier's trip to Saskatchewan, Indigenous interest in pipeline projects and Brad Wall's role in a new PAC. 9:18

Jan. 11 - This week saw the Saskatchewan government's acknowledge its role in the Sixties Scoop. The province has delivered an apology for the Sixties Scoop, which saw tens of thousands of Indigenous children adopted out to families — mostly non-Indigenous — across Canada and the world.

The Morning Edition's political panel of CBC's Adam Hunter and Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk join guest host Ted Deller to discuss Premier Scott Moe's apology for the Sixties Scoop, pipeline rallies and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to Regina. 12:07

Jan. 4: This week saw Conservative Party of Canada Leader Andrew Scheer make an appearance at a Giant Tiger grocery store in Regina, where he once again criticized the federal government for its carbon tax.

From posturing over the carbon tax to preparing for an apology, there's already political news in 2019 to discuss. Adam Hunter (CBC), Murray Mandryk (Leader-Post) and Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger cover this and more on this week's political panel. 9:09

Dec. 21: This week CBC Saskatchewan's political panel discusses Premier Scott Moe's popularity in Canada and his Christmas message.

The Morning Edition's political panel of CBC's Adam Hunter and Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk join host Stefani Langenegger to discuss Premier Moe's Christmas message and what sheep smell like. They also talk about the premier's popularity and look ahead to 2019. And thanks to all of you listeners who downloaded or subscribed to On The Ledge, now tell a friend. 7:26

Mandryk had some fun on Twitter with Moe's Christmas message.

Dec. 14: It's time for CBC Saskatchewan's annual Christmas tradition of gift-giving to the politicians. Whether they've been naughty or nice, the Opposition leader and the premier are getting something from our political panel.

The Morning Edition's political panel of CBC's Adam Hunter and Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk join host Stefani Langenegger to hand out their annual gifts to the party leaders. The chat was in front of a live audience in downtown Regina. 7:36

Dec. 7: The fall sitting of this Saskatchewan legislative session has wrapped up for 2018.

This week, CBC Saskatchewan's political panel reviews what issues stood out and how the parties performed.

The fall sitting of this legislative session wrapped up for 2018. Adam Hunter (CBC), Murray Mandryk (Leader-Post) and Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger review what issues stood out and how parties performed. 9:41

Nov. 30: If the minister responsible for SGI thinks there should have been mandatory training for semi drivers years ago, why hasn't he made it happen? The political panel discusses the latest. 

The Morning Edition's political panel of CBC's Adam Hunter and Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk join host Stefani Langenegger to discuss the province's mid-year financial update and the debate over mandatory training for truck drivers. 7:39

Nov. 23: Head office jobs were a hot topic at the provincial Legislature this week. Did former premier Brad Wall go to bat for a company and head office jobs that no longer really exist?

Head office jobs were a hot topic at the provincial Legislature this week. Did former Premier Brad Wall go to bat for a company and head office jobs that no longer really exist? Adam Hunter (CBC), Murray Mandryk (Leader-Post) and Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger look into this and talk about why the subject of drug addiction keeps coming up in provincial politics. 9:27

Nov. 16: CBC Saskatchewan's political panel discusses the fallout from vendor paid travel for government employees, a jurisdictional battle over pot shops and trespassing laws.

The Morning Edition's Political Panel of CBC's Adam Hunter and Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk join host Stefani Langenegger to talk about the fallout from vendor paid travel for government employees, a jurisdictional battle over pot shops and trespassing laws. 10:26

Nov. 9: CBC's Saskatchewan political panel discusses how significant Clare's Law is for potential victims of domestic violence. 

They also discuss the government's announcement that it's dropped a 3.5 per cent wage cut from its mandate for public-sector workers, Scott Moe's much talked-about cover shoot with other conservative politicians opposed to carbon tax, and a Photoshopped tweet of an NDP plane.

There's lots going on at the Saskatchewan Legislature this week, including the government saying it's dropped its 3.5 per cent wage cut from its mandate for public sector workers, the introduction of Clare's Law, and a Photoshopped tweet of an NDP plane. Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger talks about all this and more with Adam Hunter (CBC) and Murray Mandryk (Leader-Post). 7:22

Nov. 2: The political panel discusses Premier Scott Moe's trip to Toronto to meet with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and analyzes the government's decision to set an election date for the fall of 2020.

The Morning Edition's political panel of CBC's Adam Hunter and Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk join host Stefani Langenegger to talk about Premier Scott Moe's trip to Toronto to meet with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and they analyze the government's decision to set an election date for the fall of 2020. 8:20

Oct. 26: The political panel discusses the throne speech, the first question period and that bus subsidy for business. 

The Morning Edition's political panel of CBC's Adam Hunter and Leader-Post columnist Murray Mandryk join host Stefani Langenegger to talk about the Throne Speech, the first question period and that bus subsidy for business at the GTH. 9:01

Oct. 19: How well is the Saskatchewan government dealing with the legalization of cannabis? 

How well is the Saskatchewan government dealing with the legalization of cannabis? Stefani asks Adam Hunter (CBC) and Murray Mandryk (Leader-Post). Plus, a look ahead to the fall sitting of the Legislature, which begins next week. 10:31

Oct. 12: The latest report from the United Nations says we have about a decade or so to get a grip on rising temperatures or face catastrophic consequences. Speaking of going green, marijuana becomes legal next week. How ready is the provincial government?

With Adam Hunter, Murray Mandryk (Leader-Post) and Stefani Langenegger. Today: The latest report from the United Nations this week says we have about a decade or so to get a grip on rising temperatures, or face catastrophic consequences. And speaking of going green -- marijuana becomes legal next week. How ready is the provincial government for this? 9:38

Oct. 5: The panel looks at the meeting between Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, carbon tax opposition and reaction, the newly elected Quebec provincial government and why premiers threaten to use the notwithstanding clause.

The panel is moderated by CBC Morning Edition edition host Stefani Langenegger and includes Regina political reporters Adam Hunter (CBC Saskatchewan) and Murray Mandryk (Regina Leader-Post). Topics today include the meeting between Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, carbon tax opposition and reaction, the newly elected Quebec provincial government, and why premiers threaten to use the notwithstanding clause. 11:43

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