With news that Bill Boyd is stepping down from cabinet, NDP Leader Trent Wotherspoon noted that the Premier should have shown leadership and held the now former Minister of Economy, the GTH, and SaskPower to account for his mismanagement and scandal with his files, which have cost Saskatchewan taxpayers billions of dollars.
“This scandal plagued Minister should have been kicked out of cabinet a long time ago,” Wotherspoon said. “The fact that, even today, the Premier and the rest of the Sask. Party caucus still stand by Mr. Boyd and his record means that this scandal and waste lays at their feet still.”
The Husky oil spill has highlighted the Sask. Party’s inability or unwillingness to properly regulate and inspect pipelines throughout the province.
“We have seen with the Husky oil spill that self-regulation, along with a lack of proper inspections, is doing nothing to prevent spills from occurring,” said Environment Critic Cathy Sproule. “This government needs to do a much better job of getting in front of the issue before it’s too late.”
The Sask. Party’s latest cold-hearted decision to force people who are unable to work due to a disability to pay for their economic mismanagement needs to be reversed, not just pushed back by several months.
With today’s announcement that the contentious Yancoal Potash Solution Mine has received conditional approval following the environmental assessment, the NDP is calling on the Sask. Party to come clean about what conditions they will demand to ensure the foreign state-owned company won’t put China’s interests ahead of Saskatchewan’s.
After nearly a decade of wasting the economic boom and blowing through the savings, the government is now forcing the province’s most vulnerable people to pay for Sask. Party mismanagement. The Sask. Party’s latest cold-hearted cut will take money away from people who are unable to work due to a disability.
Despite their spin, Sask. Party mismanagement and the refusal to diversify the economy has led to another month of job losses. Unemployment in Saskatchewan increased by 5,600 in July 2016 over last July, according to numbers released today by Statistics Canada.