Harper Says 'Jump' - Premier Wall Asks 'How High'? - Saskatchewan Drops Equalization Court Challenge
However, Saskatchewan's new right wing (neo-Reform) government has bowed to Harper's demand.
The question of how equalization should be calculated in Canada will not be resolved. Inequity built into the very fabric of our nation will continue.
The rationale given by both Harper and Premier Wall runs like this .... 'Saskatchewan has lots of money at the moment because of windfall oil revenue, they don't need equalization'. Well, next time you owe a bank money, refuse to pay them and simply advise them that 'banks have lots of money ... you don't need my loan payment'! See how well that works!
This is a sad day for the province of Saskatchewan. Stephen Harper and Brad Wall have conspired, for political reasons, to deprive this province of equality in Confederation.
-Regina Leader Post
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