News of more layoffs in Saskatchewan, this time Hundseth Powerline and Construction, has the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan, Ken Grey, asking if this is more fallout from the NWTPA.
When a government signs into a trade deal that clearly favours out-of-province businesses and out-of-province workers one needs to question the motives for such a deal. “Since the New West Trade Partnership was signed business and government dollars have left Saskatchewan in droves. We have Saskatchewan business laying off Saskatchewan workers in droves. How is this working for Saskatchewan’s economy?” Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan, Ken Grey asks.
The Saskparty government under Brad Wall signed the NWTPA which forces tenders to be sent out of province.
We’ve seen everything from road construction crews, tree cutting services, power and gas line marking services and general construction sent to businesses and workers outside of Saskatchewan while our own tradespeople and professionals sit idle. “It seems the only way to get a job in Saskatchewan is to leave the province.” Grey said.
Progressive Conservative MLAs would challenge the government to review the NWTPA to ensure that Saskatchewan workers and businesses are not being hurt by being a partner on this agreement.
Contact Ken Grey, Leader Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan (306) 565-5580