In light of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner’s ruling and the release of CBC Saskatchewan’s troubling video on former Minister Boyd’s Chinese Irrigation investment scheme, the PC Party of Saskatchewan is demanding that Premier Wall appoint an independent, out of province, review all of Mr. Boyd’s business deals and relationships.
PC Party Leader Rick Swenson stated, “This morning the Premier shuffled the deck of tired Ministers and we learn that the new Minister of Justice will be Don Morgan. Since the GTH scandal broke, there has been a steady stream of praise and support offered by the Premier and Cabinet colleagues for the actions of Mr. Boyd, including the support of Minister Morgan. In fact, in 2009 when more legal questions were being raised about Mr. Boyd, our new Minister of Justice called it a “drive–by smear campaign” against Mr. Boyd. Any review of Mr. Boyd’s actions can’t have the slightest hint of partisan politics, and why it is imperative that it be conducted outside of the Ministry of Justice”.
Swenson continued, “Today, more than ever, it is clear that the only way to get to the bottom of all of this is to appointment an investigator with the power to subpoena people and their financial records. This would simply not happen with an internal, Ministry of Justice review”.
Swenson concluded, “For years now, Premier Wall has not only supported Mr. Boyd’s questionable actions, he has enabled him to continue to do so. Before he leaves, the Premier must do the right thing and call for an independent review”. Taxpayers have a right to know the truth”.
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