Yesterday, Premier Wall took time at the Council of the Federation to rant about the perils of so-called “capital flight” in western Canada’s energy sector. While his apocolyptic tale may have been compelling, it’s just not what’s happening in real life.
The Saskatchewan Transportation Company’s Annual Report was released today and the Sask. Party staff and the Minister responsible were busy delivering spin and doublespeak in a desperate attempt to justify their decision to scrap the STC.
Today, in contrast to the openness and transparency that should come with the release of a Crown Corporation’s annual report, the Minister responsible for SaskTel refused to provide any details about discussions that he admits are ongoing with “several” communications companies for the sell-off of SaskTel.
In the month-and-a-half since the Sask. Party broke their promise and scrapped the STC, people across the province – including seniors - are finding themselves stranded without transportation and relying on hitchhiking as a last resort.
It was with great sadness that I learned today of the passing of the devoted community activist, public servant and friend, Don Black.
In politics, business, and sport, Don devoted himself to building community, fighting for change and advocating for Saskatchewan people.
It often seems like there isn’t an issue the Premier isn’t willing to throw a twitter tantrum over or elbow his way into a media scrum for but, when it comes to the Sears employees who have lost their jobs and could lose their pensions, the Premier and every member of the Sask. Party government seem happy to sit on their hands and keep their mouths shut.