Former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow said he was glad he had a plan in case Quebec separated from Canada and is even happier he didn’t have to use it. Romanow told CBC News this morning that he set up a secret team of Saskatchewan officials to consider the possibility that the Prairie province might leave Canada in the event of a “Yes” win in Quebec’s sovereignty referendum in 1995.
“The mandate was, just sit down, blue sky what you think all the options are; the pros and the cons and let’s talk about this, in case the vote goes the wrong way,” he said. “Happily, it went the right way.”
More here. I guess I’m glad governments plan for contingencies. I think. Wonder what big, secret things Brad Wall’s government plans for? Hopefully there’s something going on for Saskatchewan getting wrecked by global warming…