Today, PC Party Leader Rick Swenson has written to Global Transportation Hub President, Bryan Richards asking for the minutes of the Board meeting which authorized the purchase of 204 acres for $21,038,780.00 from 100225232 Saskatchewan Ltd.
“I have also asked Mr. Richards for any relevant materials and documents used in this decision making process, like land appraisals.” said Swenson.
“The PC Party will continue to ask for answers to this huge expenditure of taxpayers’ money.”
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Many of the public are well aware that I and the PC Party have been very critical of the Sask Party government's south Regina bypass project. This project has gone from a $400 million dollar expenditure to now being about $2 billion with further costs to come. This project has been out-sourced to a French company with a guaranteed $680 million profit built into it.
You also know that the PC Party has proposed an alternative northern bypass route which would save taxpayers an estimated $1 billion and do a better job. We have run extensive radio and television advertising campaigns to point this out.
Rose Buscholl of Colonsay, Saskatchewan has announced she will be seeking nomination to be the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Saskatoon University Constituency for the provincial election to be held April 4, 2016.
The Havelock Special Projects Committee held a meeting in Earl Grey Thursday, January 28. The meeting was attended by over 200 area residents. The title for their meeting was “Potash: Let’s Take the Time to Get It Right”.
The committee presented an informative and open discussion on a number of key issues surrounding the development of the proposed Yancoal Potash Mine in the Southey/Earl Grey area. The objective of the meeting was to present a view point alternative to that of the developer for the community to consider.
What a gorgeous weekend for the last week of January! I actually took a few hours off after church yesterday and went ice fishing on Buffalo Pound Lake with an old fishing buddy. The surface of the lake this time of the year looks like a good sized town with all of the ice fishing shacks and vehicles that appear before you as you come over the crest of the hill as you are going down to the lake. Obviously, other people had the same idea and for all of you that keep track of these things, we caught our limit of yellow perch and one walleye and told lots of stories about fishing trips past.
The new Federal Liberal government released its new rules on pipeline development in Canada this past week. The various Ministers involved with the unrolling of this new set of rules said they have clarified the process by which pipelines can be built in Canada. I hope they are right but my first glance at the new regulations says we have two new unknowns.
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the federal government has not provided the same level of funding for child welfare services on reserves that exist elsewhere.
“The Tribunal’s decision is the right one and it must be heeded by the new Liberal Government.” That is the opinion of PC Party Leader Rick Swenson. “I think most would agree this decision is common sense and I wonder why this was even an issue in the first place.”