Motion To Open Tommy Douglas CSIS File Unanimously Passed By Saskatchewan Legislature
Two issues, however, should be pointed out about this story:
First, even though the Motion did pass in the Legislature, certain far-Right leaning Members of the Saskatchewan Party Caucus boycotted the vote. These included former Conservative Party Leader, Bill Boyd, former Conservative MP Jeremy Harrison and Premier Brad Wall as well as Cabinet Ministers Nancy Heppner and Ken Cheveldayoff, and Yogi Huyghebaert. All six remained away from the Chamber during the historic vote.
Secondly, at the same time that the vote occurred, a Historical Plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first election of Tommy Douglas's 5 term government in 1944 was quietly removed from the rotunda of the Legislative Building! I have to wonder if the removal of the historical marker was not done as a sop to the extreme Right wing of the Saskatchewan Party?
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