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The exterior of the Potash Corp. Rocanville potash plant on on Nov. 3, 2010 near Rocanville, Sask. Potash Corp. is cutting its workforce by about 18 per cent, affecting about 1,045 people.
The exterior of the Potash Corp. Rocanville potash plant on on Nov. 3, 2010 near Rocanville, Sask. Potash Corp. is cutting its workforce by about 18 per cent, affecting about 1,045 people.
(TROY FLEECE/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

An open letter to Premier Brad Wall on Potash Corp.

Dear Premier Brad Wall,

I read your letter to the chairman of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., admonishing the company for cutting 18 per cent of its work force while maintaining that the quarterly dividend to shareholders is – in the words of chief executive Bill Doyle – “sacrosanct.”

I understand your concerns: No premier can shrug when the province’s top company starts shedding jobs but takes care of shareholders. It doesn’t look good. If I were premier, I’d be disappointed too.