Manitoba RM wants to join Saskatchewan

A councillor from a rural municipality in Manitoba — south of Brandon — wants his community to become a part of Saskatchewan.

Walter Finley says the RM of Glenwood is unhappy with the Manitoba government, especially a new policy that would merge small RMs.

Finley said he believes people would be better off with Saskatchewan.

"When you figure in the difference in the tax rates, the PST is going up, etc.., etc.., people are just getting really fed up with being ignored by Winnipeg," Finlay said Wednesday.

He said his RM has a lot in common with Saskatchewan.

"We have potash on the western part of the province," Finley said, adding he believes Manitoba's government has not shown an interest in developing that resource.

He said his government's plan for amalgamation would end up costing his RM.

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