How important is local television to Brad Wall? Well, it sure was last last spring during CTV’s ‘Save Local TV’ campaign — Bell Globemedia’s attempt to get an extra $10 a month from you cable bill.

Go to this link (, head to the bottom of the page, and click on the video link for Premier Brad Wall’s testimonial.

Then, compare that to what Dustin Duncan, Saskatchewan’s culture minister, said yesterday about why the province shouldn’t fund SCN. (prairie dog)

So it’s okay to force cable consumers in Saskatchewan to pay higher cable bills so they can increase Bell Globemedia’s profits in Toronto, but it’s not okay to spend the equivelant of $5 a head to maintain distinctive Saskatchewan programming.

Brad Wall is Premier of Saskatchewan.