Saskatchewan Party Government Stonewalling On Cost Estimates To Implement Omnibus Crime Bill
Bingo. Saskatchewan residents can now be assured that Premier Brad Wall is desperately scrambling to find the tens of millions of tax dollars needed to implement Ottawa's Bill C - 10, The Omnibus Crime Bill.
During Question Period today in the Saskatchewan Legislature, a direct question was made to the Minister of Finance by Trent Wotherspoon, NDP Finance Critic on what the estimated cost of the Bill is for the province. The Minister of Finance would not rise to answer. Justice Minister Don Morgan rose to his feet and delivered a patented piece of political spin that could have been composed by Vic Toews himself.
Repeated attempts by the Opposition to ask the Finance Minister a question concerning the cost to the province were all responded to by Morgan.
Brad Wall does not have the money to pay for Bill C-10. Saskatchewan's government is desperately trying to scrape together tens of millions of tax dollars to pay the costs without criticizing Stephen Harper for downloading on the province.
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