Someone Forgot To Tell The Saskatchewan Party Government That The U.S. Republicans Aren't In Power Any More!
Former Republican Ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins and his law firm have been retained by the Brad Wall government to represent Saskatchewan in the United States.
"The law firm whose partners include David Wilkins, the former U.S. ambassador to Canada, has been engaged by Saskatchewan to represent the province in Washington, D.C. The firm Nelson Mullins will be paid $400,000 per year to provide what the province described as "legal analysis and strategic advice on issues that could have an impact on the province's interests," according a provincial government news release issued on Wednesday."
This move has left many people scratching their heads wondering why a former Republican Speaker of the South Carolina Legislature and the hand picked appointee of George W. Bush, was selected to represent and advise a Canadian prairie province in Washington, D.C. It is almost as if the Saskatchewan Party administration does not know that the Democrats are currently in power.
What influence Mr. Wilkins will have with the Obama folks is not clear.
Gov't of Sask News Release
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