NDP Leader Cam Broten is ramping up the pressure on Brad Wall to come clean about the questionable land deal he signed, in which he paid two businessmen $103,000 per acre for land worth just a fraction of that.
Other landowners in the area were paid between $11,000 and $23,000 per acre, and were threatened with expropriation.
Since Wall has refused to respond to Broten's request to recall the legislature to deal with the land scandal and other pressing matters, Broten is now calling for the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly to intervene in order to ensure the Sask. Party government faces proper scrutiny.Read more
Despite prodding from NDP SaskPower critic Cathy Sproule, the Sask. Party is still withholding documents and details regarding the carbon capture boondoggle promised six weeks ago – documents Sproule says the public needs to see now.
When a committee of the legislature was convened Jan. 5 to get to the bottom of the Sask. Party’s sputtering carbon capture experiment and the lies told by the Sask. Party about it, Brad Wall’s cabinet minister Bill Boyd couldn’t or wouldn’t answer question after question. Instead, he said he would send responses and documents later.Read more
NDP Leader says cuts will cost more
To deal with their massive deficit, the Sask. Party is slashing supports for vulnerable people – a decision NDP Leader Cam Broten says is disgusting, shortsighted and will cost more overall.
“We’ve had a decade of boom, but Mr. Wall didn’t save a dime, and has spent us into deficit. Now, instead of cutting his own waste, he’s cutting funding for homeless shelters. Mr. Wall might call that keeping Saskatchewan strong, but I call it wrong,” said Broten. “No wonder he’s refused to get back into the legislature, to discuss his deficit, cuts and budget plans. He doesn’t want Saskatchewan people to see how messed up his priorities are – cutting funding for homeless shelters, hospitals and schools, but keeping his entitlements and waste.”Read more
With people who were lowballed for land purchased for the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) now speaking out, NDP Leader Cam Broten says Brad Wall and his cabinet need to get back to the legislature and explain why they treated the owners of one stretch of land so differently.
“We’ve yet to hear any explanation at all from Mr. Wall for why the two businessmen who owned one parcel of land were paid a colossal price, while every other land owner was threatened with expropriation and given a much lower price,” said Broten. “If there is any justification whatsoever for handing over $21 million of taxpayers' money for a piece of land worth just a fraction of that – let’s hear it.
“Let’s get back into the legislature, debate this controversial land deal, and hear Mr. Wall explain why his signature is on that order.”Read more
Negotiations with nurses stall over the number of nurses on shift
With negotiations between the Sask. Party government and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses stalled, NDP Health critic Danielle Chartier is urging the Sask. Party to realize that low staffing levels are a real problem they can’t keep ignoring.Read more