In response to the MP Garry Breitkreuz's letter-to-the editor, our Yorkton-Melville MP refers to Lorne Calvert's "temper tantrum" over the equalization issue. The Premier has voiced frustration over equalization, but I don't believe he has thrown an actual temper tantrum. He is in better control of his emotions than that. Our MP, however, has come close to apoplexy over topics that concern him. Is it a case of the pot calling the kettle . . . ?
On a more serious note, Mr. Breitkreuz, in defending his government, ignores the fact that the Conservatives promised unequivocally (in the last two campaigns) to remove non-renewable resources from the equalization formula. Promise made. Promise not kept.
Speaking of promises, the Conservatives had also promised to come up with a museum policy, i.e. something that would benefit museums across Canada (or so one would think). What they have done is cut funding to museums. (Or is that the policy?) Our local museum committee did considerable fund raising to enable us to add an archives room to our building. Now that our archives room is in place, we were planning to have a MAS (Museum Association of Saskatchewan) staff member visit our museum and show us how to properly archive our materials for preservation and accessibility. Guess what? Funding cuts by the federal Conservative government have eliminated this possibility. MAS cannot afford to send someone to help local museum committees appropriately look after their materials. Another promise made and not kept.
Irene Adams, Langenburg