Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall took to Twitter today to announce the repeal of the controversial Bill 40.
The bill which was passed in spring sitting of the Legislature would have allowed the province to sell up to 49 per-cent of crown corporations.
On Twitter Wall simply said, “Saskatchewan, we’ve heard you”.
Wall is expected to speak about this more on Wednesday when the Lieutenant Governor delivers the Throne speech ahead of the start of fall sitting of the Legislature.
Cautious Optimism From S-F-L
The surprising decision to repeal bill 40 is one that makes the president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour happy.
Larry Hubich says his organization has been calling for this to happen since it was first brought to the table last fall.
While happy though, Hubich says it needs to be finalized before he can say victory has been achieved.
Hubich says while this is a good move, the people of Saskatchewan will not forget about promises made by the government not to sell the Crowns which was broken by Bill 40 being introduced.
He says the trust was broken and it is something that could stay with the Saskatchewan Party when the next election is held regardless of who wins the leadership vote and becomes Premier.
Hubich says at the end of the day, this is a great day for Saskatchewan.