05/01/2013 06:25 EDT | Updated 07/01/2013 05:12 EDT

Glenwood Wants To Join Saskatchewan; Doesn't Agree With Manitoba

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SOURIS, Man. - A disgruntled rural municipality in southwestern Manitoba wants to secede from the province and join Saskatchewan.

The RM of Glenwood doesn't agree with the Manitoba government's plan to save money by amalgamating municipalities with fewer than 1,000 residents.

Walter Finley, a municipal councillor, says the RM's administration costs are already low, and amalgamation would drive them up.

Finely says Glenwood has more in common with Saskatchewan than with the government in Winnipeg and he feels the province doesn't care much about the western half of Manitoba.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the RM would have to pledge allegiance to a different football team.

Wall says it could be uncomfortable getting to the RM, which is not on the boundary with Saskatchewan, and jokingly asks if border patrol might be needed.

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