Tis the season to be jolly isn’t it? Not if you talk to the Saskatchewan and Alberta government officials involved in what seems to be a schoolyard spat about licence plates at construction sites. “You started this fight”. “No, I didn’t, you did”. “Oh yeah, well I can prove you did and what I’m doing is just in self-defence”. “No way, I can prove you did and I’m just pushing back”.
He said-she said, back and forth. Our province says construction vehicles on Saskatchewan government road building and construction sites have to have licence plates registered in Saskatchewan even if they’re from Alberta because the reverse is going on in Alberta. Alberta says that’s not true and we’re really doing this because of the beer levy or some such silly thing. The problem we, the general public, have is who to believe, as if ten years from now it will really matter anyway. I’m a citizen of Saskatchewan and would like to believe our government is wearing the white hats and the Alberta guys and gals are the bad guys. However, experience has taught us that there is no black and white absolute right and wrong in these situations, just varying shades of grey. I wish our politicians and bureaucrats would find better things to do with their time such as, oh, focusing on health care, poverty, education. What do you say we all ask Santa Claus for that for Christmas? Except I don’t think even good old Santa can deliver that gift.