During all my years I thought that the Order of Merit was something special, something given to people of.... well.... merit. Not in Saskatchewan.
Enter disgraced former premier Grant Devine:
This is the man who:
-presided over one of the largest scandals perpetrated by a Canadian government
-racked up the provincial debt like no other and nothing to show for it
-ruined the Conservative Party in SK
-liked to make anti-gay slurs
Today, it was announced that he is going to receive the Order of Merit. I know it's hard to believe so read the official news release yourself: http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=aadc9fa0-c095-4f9e-a066-9c2ac59d255f
I never had much respect for Saskatchewan Party leader and now Premier Brad Wall, an opinion shaped solely by his decision to keep his Fred Durst wanna-be sideburns after becoming premier. Now I have none.
This just goes to show where the Saskatchewan Party's loyalties lie..... Political patronage at it's worst. What next - give Brian Mulroney the Order of Canada??? DOH!
What an embarrassment!