Okay, I'll admit it: before this week I knew very little about Canada's fair province of Saskatchewan. I heard a few Moose Jaw tales an old boyfriend would tell me over the phone when he was living there. I can tell you what sport the Roughriders play, name the capital and three or four of the larger cities, tell you that the license plates read, "Land of Living Skies," but my actual Saskatchewan knowledge is...well, let's face it - non-existent. I'm an island girl, what can I say?
But, lo' and behold, Saskatchewan's premier, Brad Wall, has been changing my take. I'm seeing Saskatchewan in a whole new light! Premier Wall announced this week that his province will fund Canada's first clinical trials of CCSVI therapy and is urging fellow premiers to follow suit.
Now if only we could get the federal government to take some action rather than sit at endless roundtable discussions. Where are you, Health Minister Aglukkaq?