Thursday, July 07, 2005

Saskatchewan: Where pork and corporate welfare meet

About a month ago I mused about the probability of the province bailing out a failing pork operation in Moose Jaw. That missive garnered a this over-reaction from Agriculture Minister Mark Wartman.

Contrary to what Mr. MacLean suggests, the Government of Saskatchewan is not planning [ed: yeah right, just like they never "planned" on raising our taxes in the 2003 election] on a "bail-out" for Worldwide Pork. However, we will continue to work with the owners in an effort to see the plant resume operations and its 270 staff return to work.

So the Minister strongly rejects the idea that his government could possibly bail out a failing pork operation in Moose Jaw. Perhaps his certainty comes from his advance knowledge that his government was giving $35 million to Maple Leaf Foods. There is no money left to hand out!

The silence from the unions is deafening.

1 comment:

John Murney said...

David, I find it disturbing that the Calvert Government sees fit to throw taxpayer's money around in the business sector. Any firm, private or public, that cannot support itself does not deserve or need taxpayers money to stay afloat.

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