The NDP says it is still receiving calls from concerned residents one year after the Provincial Auditor released her findings into the Global Transportation Hub.
At the centre of the issue are 41 acres purchased for $1.2 million in 2013 and 204 acres bought a year later for $21 million. The NDP says the government intervened to make the land purchase.
An auditor’s report this time last year the province significantly overpayed for land from the private sector, and not enough was done to buy the land in a financially responsible way.
NDP Critic for the GTH Cathy Sproule says they have brought up the issue multiple times at the Public Accounts Committee, but their requests to speak to members related to the deal have been denied.
Speaking to reporters in Saskatoon, Sproule says there are still a number of questions that haven’t been answered, including why the Saskatchewan Party isn’t allowing the Public Accounts Committee to do its work.
RCMP is also investigating the GTH land deal.
The province says government officials cooperated with the auditor and accepted the 10 recommendations Judy Ferguson put forward in her report. A government spokesperson added that the government and GTH has co-operated fully with the review by providing access to documents and e-mails in regard to the land transactions in question.