Fort McLeod has learned that when it comes to politics the province giveth and taketh away. The long awaited police college for Fort McLeod became a distant memory yesterday when the province said it didn't make financial sense to build it. It didn't make a lot of sense to build it when it was announced six years ago either. RCMP trained officers in Regina, Calgary and Edmonton trained their officers locally. So were we spending millions to train peace officers, who also are trained in their individual municipalities. The announcement six years ago was born out of politics.. Keeping rural votes secure. Those votes went to the Wildrose party in the spring election and while I'm not saying this was the government teaching voters a lesson, I am saying that as the province looks to trim it's budget in light of weaker resource revenues, the ridings that probably stand the most to lose are the ones that didn't tow the party line.