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Fall sitting of Saskatchewan legislature starts Wednesday
Published Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:49PM CST
Saskatchewan MLAs return to work Wednesday, and both the Saskatchewan Party and NDP are busy laying out their plans for the coming weeks.
Interim NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon made it clear that the NDP’s plans haven’t changed since their election promises. His first and main point was that the NDP plans to hold the government accountable for the Global Transportation Hub land deal.
Wotherspoon said the NDP’s call for a judiciary inquiry stands, and that the party also wants to see a forensic audit done on the deal.
“Ultimately we have to trust what this premier and this government are telling us, and too often that’s just not the case,” he said.
The provincial auditor has already examined the deal and released a report in July that cleared the government of any wrong doing. However, the report did note that the province needs a clear policy about how land is purchased, and that policy needs to be clearly communicated to the public.
The NDP also cited the potential sale of Sasktel, the slowing of the economy, and cuts to social services as priorities for the upcoming session.
Brad Wall laid out his carbon capture plan Tuesday, but didn’t take questions about the upcoming session.
The legislative resumes sitting Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.