The conviction of former cabinet minister Bill Boyd for breaking environmental laws dominated debate in the legislature Thursday.
Opposition leader Ryan Meili accuses the SaskParty government of giving Boyd preferential treatment for his irrigation project.
Premier Scott Moe says Boyd did not receive special treatment.
He says the application went through regular processes and when rules weren’t followed, there was an investigation and charges were laid.
Moe says Boyd had one of the largest fines ever under provincial environmental laws.
Boyd pleaded guilty and was fined 35 thousand dollars this week in a Kindersley court room.
Environment minister Dustin Duncan says the average process time for 11 projects last year was 78 days, while Boyd’s project took 100 days to process.