The NDP are accusing the provincial government of not living up to its promise when it comes to the merger of PotashCorp with Agrium.
At the time, the Brad Wall government said a merger between the two would not result in jobs leaving Saskatchewan, but at the time there is only senior executive from Saskatchewan with Nutrien’s head office being located in Calgary.
Finance critic Trent Wotherspoon says he was concerned this would happen when PotashCorp merged with Agrium and was told not to worry. He had a question for the Premier.
“After two years of inaction by that government, Nutrien is on track to have only one executive left in that head office,” Wotherspoon said. “How did the Premier let this happen, what’s the Premier going to do to fix this?”
Premier Scott Moe said the matter is concerning and he wants a meeting with senior officials from Nutrien to find out exactly what their plans are when it comes to the Saskatchewan operation.
Trade minister Jeremy Harrison adds Nutrien’s Saskatoon headquarters now employs 330 which is up from 265 before the merger was made.