Opposition calls for independent investigation with subpoena power into bullying, firearms allegations

REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Ethics Critic Meara Conway called on House Speaker Randy Weekes to convene the House Services Committee to investigate allegations of harassment, bullying, and guns in the Premier's inner circle.

"The Speaker’s allegations are alarming and we know at least one person in the Premier’s inner circle, if not Moe himself, lied about them,” said Conway. “After 17 years, the Sask. Party has become entitled and thinks the rules don’t apply to them. Moe and his ministers can’t be trusted to hold themselves accountable.” 

The House Services Committee has the authority to appoint an independent investigator and give the investigator subpoena power, meaning that witnesses could be compelled to testify, under oath, and give evidence at official hearings.

Premier Moe said yesterday that he would not initiate an investigation himself but that Weekes and other members of the Legislative Assembly can request an investigation into claims of harassment.

Premier Moe also refused to strip Harrison of his cabinet position after Harrison admitted to bringing a gun into the Legislature. As Trade and Export Development Minister, Harrison is the face of Saskatchewan to international investors and trade partners. Premier Moe initially called the allegation “unequivocally false”.

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