Scott Moe rejects call for legislative sitting before October election

Saskatchewan’s premier is rejecting a call by the Opposition to reconvene the legislature in the weeks leading up to the fall provincial election.

Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili penned a letter to Premier Scott Moe requesting legislature members return in September.

Meili said he wants the Saskatchewan Party government to spell out how it has spent a $200-million contingency fund established to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moe says Meili wants a “do-over,” after pushing for the summer sitting.

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Moe says residents will get a chance to decide for themselves what they think of the government in the provincial vote.

Residents are to go to the polls on Oct. 26.

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