A rally against public sector wage cuts in front of the Saskatchewan Legislature Wednesday saw a few controversial signs displayed.
One in particular grabbed the attention of politicians both from the Sask Party and NDP.
A crafted jail car with figures of Brad Wall and other Sask Party members inside as prisoners was claimed by many as far too extreme.
Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison, who’s picture was included in the jail, says many feel that went too far.
“Folks who are in this building – and I genuinely believe – whether they are in government, or opposition, are acting in good faith and doing the best job they can,'” says Harrison. “To have that sort of extreme rhetoric: ‘lock them up’. It’s kind of that extreme thing that turns people off politics.”
NDP MLA for Saskatoon Centre David Forbes says there simply is no reason for displays like that one.
“Our leader has been very clear; there’s not room for that kind of thing,” said Forbes. “You have demonstrations – and that’s a very important part of our culture and tradition – but we do think about the safety of people.”
The rally was stemmed from the province’s announcement of a three-point-five percent cut to public sector wages.
Around 800 union workers from around Saskatchewan showed up for the rally.