Sask Conservative MPs Feeling Heat Over Equalization
OTTAWA – A Tory MP called Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert a liar today as the Harper government defended its budget against howls of outrage in some provinces.
"The premier's lying through his teeth," outspoken Saskatoon MP Maurice Vellacott said in an interview.
Moreover, Vellacott said the NDP premier is a "socialist" who can't handle economic prosperity and would be more comfortable keeping Saskatchewan "on the federal dole."
Calvert retorted that Vellacott's broadside is indicative of a government that has betrayed the provinces and has no other defence but name-calling.
"They're caught and they know it," the premier said in an interview with The Canadian Press.
Saskatoon - Rosetown - Biggar MP Carol Skelton says the promise was made three years ago and a lot has changed since then. She says if we were still a have province, then we would be entitled to the full amount.