Via Cowboys for Social Responsibility, we learn that that the good people of Saskatchewan are slowly awakening to what sort of lying douchebag Stephen Harper really is:
During the last federal election, Harper promised that a Conservative government would give Saskatchewan a better deal on equalization.
He promised that non-renewable resource revenues—strictly a provincial source of revenue—would be excluded from a future equalization deal under the Conservatives. Excluding resource revenues is only fair because under the constitution they belong solely to the province, not to the federal government or other provinces.
The Conservative promise was based on principle and is the right thing to do.
However, a principled stand and a firm promise seem to have given way to political expediency.
Yes ... yes, they have. But given that staunch right-wing hack Kate McMillan lives in Saskatchewan, one might have thought she'd have something to say about this, so one can wander over to SDA and search on the word "equalization," to find that the most recent SDA post containing that word appears to be all the way back on Oct 16, 2006 (emphasis added):
If Harper's governance is representative of the political hard-right, then how does [Susan Delacourt] explain the continued existence of the Canada Health Act? Provincial equalization payments? Spending on foreign aid? Federal child care payments? The absence of major income tax reforms to reduce the punitive effects on high income earners?
Why, yes, Kate ... how about those provincial equalization payments, which you appear to be touting back in October, but have fallen strangely silent about lately? I'm guessing that, for Kate, political expediency trumps provincial self-interest.
Why does Kate McMillan hate Saskatchewan?