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On the Potash file, were Saskatchewan's Tory MPs silent? Stooges? Or quietly effective? Add to ...

Saskatchewan's 13 Conservative MPs were accused of refusing to stand up for a province that elected them to federal office in the battle over the proposed takeover of Potash Corp. But for all the attacks they sustained in the months leading up to BHP's abandonment of the deal, there is little doubt among even their harshest critics that the massive BHP Billiton bid for Potash Corp. thrust these 13 people into a position of unusual importance.