The Sask. Party finally released their year-end financial documents and revealed a deficit of more than $1.5 billion. The final numbers for the 2015-16 fiscal year are significantly worse than the Sask. Party claimed during the election and just 5 months ago in their third quarter update. Even when pension costs are excluded, the Sask. Party’s deficit is a quarter billion dollars higher than they had told the Saskatchewan people.
With the Premier ducking questions, will the Minister responsible provide any answers?
Following the Provincial Auditor’s report on the Global Transportation Hub scandal, the Premier and his Sask. Party government have failed to answer a number of important questions.
With Minister Bill Boyd making a rare appearance and being made available to media today, the Official Opposition Saskatchewan New Democrats are calling on him to finally come clean about this growing scandal.
“This GTH scandal is troubling on a number of fronts. We know that it wasted millions of taxpayers’ dollars, and the government won’t say why,” said Official Opposition Leader Trent Wotherspoon. “A number of questions have been ducked by the Premier and the Minister – the people of Saskatchewan deserve answers and full accountability.”
Saskatchewan’s employment numbers continued to decline last month, with numbers dropping year-over-year for the fifth straight month.
The Provincial Auditor released its report on their special investigation into the Global Transportation Hub land scandal Thursday. The report highlights a number of serious concerns including gross mismanagement surrounding the land purchase and leaves a number of concerning questions still to be answered.
The Spring Session has come to an end, with the NDP effectively shining light on a damaging decisions in the Sask. Party’s deficit budget, full of cuts and claw backs that are having a hurting Saskatchewan people and the programs and services we all rely on.
Thursday, NDP Health Critic Danielle Chartier tabled legislation to make the Workers' Compensation Act more inclusive and to ensure that all Saskatchewan workers affected with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) receive the supports they need.