NDP promises to end commercial development in Saskatchewan parks

Saskatchewan NDP Deputy Leader Nicole Sarauer promised that her party would end commercial development in the province’s urban parks.

Joined in Wascana Park by fellow NDP candidates Carla Beck and Trent Wotherspoon Saturday morning, Sarauer announced that the NDP would also restore the governing system for the Prairie Capital Commission to its original state.

“People in Regina are sick of being taken for granted by the Sask. Party and pushed aside for the benefit of Scott Moe’s big corporate donors,” said Sarauer. “In Wascana Park, the Sask. Party rammed through a sweetheart deal for its largest donor to build a commercial office building and charge at-market rates while leasing the land for a dollar. An NDP government will fix the Sask. Party’s broken politics and put people first.”

Sarauer said the PCC failed to show how the proposed Brandt building is aligned with Wascana Park’s master plan and to provide documentation of formal recommendations from an advisory committee approving the project.

She also claimed that between 2007 and 2019, Brandt donated over $231,371.10 to the Sask. Party.

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