SASK. NDP RESPOND TO SPEAKER’S LETTER ON INVESTIGATION

The Opposition calls for independent investigation

SASKATOON – Today, Official Opposition Deputy Leader Vicki Mowat responded to a letter from Speaker Randy Weekes on a potential investigation into the May 16 allegations of guns, bullying and harassment in the Legislature. 

“The public deserves answers. Minister Harrison has been caught lying at least three times now. We can’t trust a word he says – we need an investigation,” said Mowat. “At the end of the day, this is about trust and accountability. You can’t have members of the Sask. Party openly lying to the public and trying to bully the independent Speaker. After 17 years, the Sask. Party clearly feels the rules don’t apply to them.”

Mowat gave the Speaker notice today that Sask. NDP members will introduce and discuss two resolutions if a date is struck for the next meeting of the House Services Committee:

That the committee order pursuant to Rule 132(1) that the following witnesses appear at a future meeting of the committee to answer questions related to the allegations made by the Speaker on May 16, 2024:

  • Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan;
  • Jeremy Harrison, Minister of Trade and Export Development;
  • Lori Carr, Government House Leader; and
  • Reg Downs, Senior Advisor to the Premier.

That the committee appoint an independent investigator to carry out an investigation into all the allegations made by the Speaker on May 16, 2024.

An investigation initiated by the all-party House Services Committee could have the power to subpoena witnesses and compel them to testify under oath.

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