The PC Party of Saskatchewan is calling on Former Minister Boyd to resign his seat in the Saskatchewan Legislature immediately.
PC Party Leader, Rick Swenson said, “this morning, the Conflict of Interest Commissioner stated that Mr. Boyd “inaccurately represented the involvement of the government of Saskatchewan in this irrigation project and that his actions on Chinese business dealings fell below standards expected of an MLA”.
Mr. Swenson went on to say “given the controversy surrounding Mr. Boyd and the GTH, this ruling by the Conflict of Interest Commissioner should not come as a surprise to the Premier or anyone else in Saskatchewan. One has to question the judgment of the Premier for agreeing to sign Mr. Boyd’s nomination papers for the 2016 General Election.
Grant Schmidt, P.C. Party President and a former Minister of Justice, questioned, “Who is the current Minister of Justice the Premier is referring this Boyd conflict to?” Schmidt said, “all Boyd matters should be referred to an out of province prosecutor.”
In conclusion Mr. Swenson said “the PC Party believes that given the ruling by Justice Barclay, Mr. Boyd must do the honourable thing and resign his seat today and not wait until September 1st. Mr. Boyd should not expect the taxpayer to pay his way any longer”.
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