Saskatchewan politicians want to rename province to 'something shorter'

Saskatchewan M.L.A. Lyle Hansen claims that the province's name is too long, too hard to spell and therefore discourages international trading partners (JimmyWayne/FLICKR)

Saskatchewan M.L.A. Lyle Hansen claims that the province's name is too long, too hard to spell and therefore discourages international trading partners (JimmyWayne/FLICKR)

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Earlier this week an e-mail authored by Saskatchewan M.L.A. Lyle Hansen was leaked to the web revealing that the Government of Saskatchewan has given serious thought to renaming the province. The document gave reference to a special committee that has been formed to focus on this task and even contained photo evidence of names currently being considered (which can be seen below) for the province such as "Sasker" and "Prairieland." This morning Peter Oldring spoke with Mr. Hansen to learn more about this potential name change.

Here's the e-mail that was leaked this week:
 
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