The Saskatchewan government and more specifically Education Minister Don Morgan blinked.
When Prairie Rose School Division trustees had the difficult decision before them regarding the future of New Brigden School, they were asked by one of their peers to be brave and make a decision that goes against the trend in rural Alberta.
Pushing through of an idyllic agenda by large egos, not enough time, lack of foresight or maybe just not caring enough to see the whole picture — these factors seem to have crept their way into provincial and federal politics.
Education Don Morgan and seemingly, the urban-based media, are wrong: libraries aren’t irrelevant.
So, what is the difference between a fiscally-conservative, right-wing party versus an ultra-social-consciously heavy-government influenced one?
Look no further than the evidence presented in recent budgets in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
With the countryside littered with fragments of shot-down (trial) balloons as the release of the Saskatchewan budget nears the end of this month, Premier Brad Wall is at his first real crossroads.