In the wake of media reports of even more allegations of scandal and possible criminal wrongdoing by Bill Boyd and Sask. Party officials the NDP is calling on the RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency to investigate.
“The most recent media reports indicate that Mr. Boyd may have misrepresented himself and his role within the Saskatchewan government while promoting his own private business activities in China,” said NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer. “The Sask. Party have shown time and time again that they are unwilling to come clean or take responsibility for their mismanagement, scandal, or waste and they are now refusing to say what role the Sask. Party government played in Mr. Boyd’s actions. There is no question that we need a full and independent investigation.”
For years, Mr. Boyd has been at the centre of much of the Sask. Party’s mismanagement, scandal and waste. He oversaw the installation of the dangerous smart meters, which caused fires at Saskatchewan homes, and cost ratepayers millions of dollars. He oversaw the development of the expensive carbon capture debacle at Boundary Dam 3 and denied many of the challenges it has been facing, and he was the key minister responsible for the Sask. Party’s GTH scandal, which saw two Sask. Party supporters pocket $11 million taxpayer dollars.
More than just supporting his former minister, Premier Wall continues to publicly assert that “the Sask. Party would not exist without Bill Boyd.”
“Mr. Boyd was a central figure in the founding of the Sask. Party and, despite all of the mismanagement, scandal, and waste, his colleagues and his party continue to stand by him,” said Sarauer. “Mr. Boyd is in the DNA of the Sask. Party. His scandals are Sask. Party scandals. By refusing to speak up, they are all complicit in his actions.”
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For more information, contact:
Eric Anderson, NDP caucus
306-535-3708 or [email protected]