The NDP is raising deep concern about the partial sell-off of crown utilities like SaskTel.
Opposition leader Trent Wotherspoon accuses the Wall government of rushing through a bill to allow the sale of 49 percent of crown agencies to private interests.
Wotherspoon says it is a broken election promise.
“Mr Speaker, he said to the people in the Saskatchewan election that he would not privatize our crowns,” said Wotherspoon. “Of course, broken promises and a betrayal to Saskatchewan people – and not the decency or the backbone from that Premier to let Saskatchewan people have a vote, Mr Speaker.”
But Premier Wall says the legislation guarantees the government will always retain majority ownership of the utilities.
So far, he says there are no deals.
“Before any decision is taken,” said Premier Wall. “The material information to that deal will be released to the public.
Wall says Gord Wyant, the Minister of Justice has underscored there is no deal before any of the crown corporations at this time.