Fairness Express

Fairness Express brings hope to Northern Saskatchewan

As the big green All Together Now! Fairness Express bus rolled through some of its final stops, Engagers on the bus reflected on what they describe as the powerful connections they made in the province's great, vast north. They were profoundly moved by the stream of local resident coming forward with honest, meaningful accounts of northern living, As we travelled through La Ronge, Nipawin, Tisdale, Hudson Bay and Prince Albert, the people we met were deeply appreciative of the chance to be heard and understood.

North Battleford residents share their struggles

As soon as we arrived in North Battleford on September 25, we were greeted by scores of people throughout the day who were very open with us about the issues they are facing in their community.

We spoke to many people who said they were unable to find work or decent-paying jobs to keep up with the rising cost of living. Many of them also said that they couldn’t afford housing, let alone food, which took some of the Fairness Express team by surprise.  

Lloydminster and Meadow Lake are on board with the Fairness Express

During our time in Lloydminster on September 24 and Meadow Lake on September 26, we engaged in good discussions with local residents who were interested in learning about our message and the purpose of the national Fairness Express tour.

One of our conversations was with a gentleman in Lloydminster about the Robin Hood Tax.  We explained to him that if banks and other financial services corporations paid a small tax of 0.05% on every transaction, governments would have the revenue to fight ongoing social issues, such as poverty and climate change.

Roughrider fans excited to see green bus on game day

A big green bus some fun green-coloured giveaways is a sure way to have Saskatchewan Roughrider fans flocking toward you on game day.

The Fairness Express made its way to Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Sunday, September 21, to connect with hundreds of fans who were heading to the stands to watch the game against the Ottawa Redblacks. Many were intrigued by our Engagers and stopped by to check us out. We were able to reward those fans with some Fairness Express T-shirts and Frisbees, so they could use the green gear to show their Rider Pride. 

Two special visits for the residents of Swift Current

The Fairness Express team wasn't the only one touring Saskatchewan last week.

On Friday, September 19, our crew crossed paths with the Saskatchewan royal tour in Swift Current. Our Engagers had a chance to park the bus and speak with passersby who were anxiously awaiting the arrival of Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, who was visiting a newly built school in the city.