Saskatchewan - Commentaries
Imagine if every time you got a pay cheque your employer had skimmed a bit off and sent it to either the Sask Party or the NDP?
Wouldn’t you be outraged (especially if you disagreed with their views) that your hard earned money was used to fund them?
Whether you like the new stadium deal or despise it, don’t you want your politicians to be straight up about it?
Most people on both sides of the fence would say “yes,” but the politicians haven’t been entirely up front about what’s going on.
What information should the government let you see?
Should they put your friend’s health records and the kid next door’s report card on the internet for all to see? Clearly no. But what if a non-profit taxpayers’ watchdog group like the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is refused access to juicy details about a controversial government expenditure? Shouldn’t those details come to light?
For starters, according to the PVSD’s minutes, its trustees will be meeting with the Minister of Education on March 14 to discuss concerns they have with the province’s new funding model. Yet after raising their concerns about a potential funding shortage, the trustees will then head off to a spa retreat in Moose Jaw for 2-3 days.