Sask. Party claims $476.9 million in avoided “risk” to justify spending more
The government’s own numbers show that a traditional construction model would cost $200 million less than the Sask. Party’s European P3 rent-a-road scheme.
And, in a biased attempt to hide the fact that the Regina bypass is a boondoggle, the Sask. Party is peddling a value for money report that includes $476.9 million in “retained risk” calculations that have been found to be bogus in other jurisdictions.
“The only one getting a good deal on this project is the corporation from Europe that will rake in billions of Saskatchewan dollars,” said NDP deputy leader Trent Wotherspoon. “I’d remind the Sask. Party that the money they’re playing with belongs to Saskatchewan families.”Read more
The number of patients waiting more than three months for surgery has jumped 73 per cent across Saskatchewan since March, when the Sask. Party government cut the surgical budget.
That is another 20 per cent increase over last month's numbers.Read more
The United States Senate has voted to overturn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on power plant emissions, and the Sask. Party and its carbon capture boondoggle have been blamed.
“The EPA asserted in the final rule that the Boundary Dam facility has been operating full carbon capture sequestration successfully at a commercial scale since October 2014. Mr. President, that is found to be totally untrue,” Senator Joe Manchin III told the United States Senate on Tuesday during debate on the Senate resolution.Read more