Canadian Historian in the News

7 09 2009

University of Saskatchewan historian Bill Waiser is quoted in a Canadian Press story about the recent conversion of two municipalities in Saskatchewan from town to city status. Professor Waiser discusses the growth of these communities in light of Saskatchewan’s recent strong economic performance.  Waiser remarks that “There’s a great significance to yet another city in Saskatchewan because in the national consciousness, Saskatchewan is a place that time forgot – of rural roads, country elevators, wheat fields.” Waiser points out that today’s Saskatchewan is essentially urban and has a dynamic economy.

Waiser is the author of Saskatchewan: A New History.



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