It’s been one year since the cancellation of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company.
The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union isn’t happy that the province hasn’t done something in the meantime.
Bob Bymoen, President of SGEU said, bottom line, Saskatchewan isn’t saving money.
“So, they sacrifice a bus transportation system to save $28 that takes anyone anywhere in the province,” said Bymoen. “But they’ll take $2000 from every man, woman and child to build 30 kilometres to build a highway around Regina.”
Bymoen calls the closure of STC a horrible decision and one of many in last year’s budget.
This especially affects certain individuals across the province.
“We represent people that work with patients. They talk about those patients that are now spending $300 to $400 to take a cab ride for appointments.”
According to the SGEU, seniors, women, the disabled, medical patients and those who are struggling financially are those affected the most.