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.
“On behalf of all New Democrats across Saskatchewan, the Official Opposition, and Prince Albert Northcote MLA Nicole Rancourt, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the Husky Energy oil spill.
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.”