Sask. NDP calls for complete cost report after Sask. Party MLA admits to more government-funded travelers on Dubai trip

Premier embarking on most expensive trip in Sask. history days after announcing $250M deficit 

REGINA - Today, the Official Opposition called on Premier Scott Moe to be straight with Saskatchewan taxpayers and commit to publishing a complete report of all costs associated with the Dubai trip. 

“Saskatchewan taxpayers work hard for their money. Publishing a complete cost report so taxpayers can have some transparency shouldn’t be too much to ask,” said Environment Critic Jared Clarke.  

The Moe government previously stated that taxpayer dollars will only be used to cover the expenses of the Premier and of officials from Executive Council and the Ministry of Trade.

However, the Sask. Party MLA for Saskatoon Willowgrove divulged in the house earlier this week that government employees with the Saskatchewan Research Council will also be traveling to Dubai. 

Investigative reporting conducted by the Regina LeaderPost also shows that the province is footing the bill for the Mayor of Regina in a “roundabout way.”

“The Premier is embarking on the most expensive trip in Saskatchewan history just days after announcing a $250M deficit,” said Clarke. “He needs to be straight with the people of Saskatchewan. That includes accounting for Crown Corporation employees and other travelers subsidized by Saskatchewan taxpayers.”

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Dear Moose Jaw Residents,

We hope this message finds you well. As a part of our ongoing commitment to listening to local voices and building made-in-Saskatchewan solutions, we are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Townhall Meeting in Moose Jaw on February 29 at the Timothy Eaton Centre from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.

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