Despite the Sask. Party’s repeated claims that they studied the Regina Bypass to death, the $2 billion-dollar project they handed to a foreign conglomerate has already caused problems for transport truck drivers and producers. Now, important safety concerns are being raised.
With a committee finally set to meet tomorrow to review the scandal plagued and disastrous finances of the GTH, the NDP is calling on the Sask. Party to use the opportunity to finally ensure openness and transparency into the Sask. Party GTH scandal.
“Lately, despite being silent while they sat in Cabinet, Sask. Party leadership hopefuls have been falling over each other to call for transparency in the Sask. Party GTH scandal,” said NDP GTH Critic Cathy Sproule. “Bit by bit, details of the Sask. Party GTH scandal is seeping out and, one by one, the key players are quitting their jobs. If the Sask. Party is serious about finally wanting to let the truth come out, they will join us in calling for one of the key architects of the land deals at the heart of the Sask. Party GTH scandal to be accountable to committee. He is still paid to serve the people of Saskatchewan and we all deserve to hear what he knows.”
As more is revealed about Sask. Party GTH scandal, Saskatchewan people deserve the truth
Today, documents were released that poke even more holes in the Sask. Party’s claims about their GTH scandal. NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer called on the Sask. Party to stop hiding behind partisan excuses, calls for inquiries and investigations, and to finally tell Saskatchewan people the truth.
“With every new bit of information that comes out, the pieces of the puzzle that will reveal the truth start to fit together and the web the Sask. Party has been weaving becomes more and more tangled,” said Sarauer. “It’s unacceptable for the Sask. Party to now use the ongoing RCMP investigation as yet another excuse to hide the truth. No police investigation has ever been harmed by the facts.”
Today, NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer released the following statement to celebrate Labour Day:
“On behalf of all Saskatchewan New Democrats, I want to wish everyone a happy Labour Day.
“However you chose to celebrate this last long weekend of the summer, take a moment to remember all that the labour movement has won for us all – from the basic right to a safe work place to fairer pay, and parental leave.
Minster who scrapped STC gets SaskTel, MLAs who blocked GTH investigation get promoted
Instead of making a change of direction, the Sask. Party’s cabinet shuffle today was further proof that they are most concerned with their own partisan self-interest and they’re not working for Saskatchewan people anymore.
“Today, the Premier used words like ‘renewal’ but made it clear that it’s still the same tired, arrogant, and out-of-touch Sask. Party of mismanagement, scandal and waste,” said NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer. “No matter what the Premier is claiming, his actions spoke louder than words. By appointing Mr. Hargrave to oversee SaskTel, the Sask. Party is saying the fire sale is on; by promoting two men who repeatedly blocked our attempts to get to the bottom of the Sask. Party GTH scandal, the clear message is that loyalty to the party and covering up for scandals will be rewarded more than actually working for the best interests of Saskatchewan families.”
In Saskatoon, 20 per cent more people are forced to rely on EI than this time last year
As the Sask. Party government’s focus turns to their party’s leadership race, another minister rushed out an unprepared announcement today. This time, it was the first quarter financial update and it is clear that it was written to serve the Sask. Party more than Saskatchewan people.
“You don’t need to be a financial expert to know they should not be bragging about blowing through half of the budgeted contingency fund in the first quarter of the year,” said NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer. “The Sask. Party’s attempts to spin the facts would be laughable if the consequences weren’t hurting Saskatchewan families so deeply.”