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Sask. needs wide welcome mat

posted Jan 12, 2012, 1:11 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jan 12, 2012, 1:12 PM ]
By Murray Mandryk, The StarPhoenix January 6, 2012

If one didn't know better, one might think that the Saskatchewan Party has a strange obsession with the Irish.

Long before the party took power in 2007, former leader Elwin Hermanson and others in the party virtually campaigned on the idea that Saskatchewan could follow Ireland's model and become Canada's Celtic Tiger. Now that the Irish economy has gone bust, Premier Brad Wall's government seriously is considering a "jobs mission" to Ireland in the hopes of wooing displaced Irish workers to join Saskatchewan's booming economy.

There's certainly nothing wrong with wanting to attract people from Ireland, or from anywhere else for that matter, who want to come here and help address Saskatchewan's shortage of skilled labour.

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