June 07, 2016

NDP Take Petty Shots at Prince Albert's Expense

Mean spirited attack on P.A. success-story Broda Group

The Saskatchewan NDP continued their mean-spirited attack on Prince Albert Monday by mocking local construction company Broda Group's key role in the largest infrastructure project in provincial history – the Regina Bypass.

During Question Period in the Legislature the NDP falsely implied that no Saskatchewan companies are playing important roles on the Bypass project.  Then they doubled down on this falsehood by re-issuing a news release from the last provincial election – where Saskatchewan voters overwhelmingly rejected NDP policies.

Mocking local Saskatchewan companies and workers might be the NDP way, but it isn’t the Saskatchewan way.

“Broda Group is a proud member of the Prince Albert community, and has created hundreds of jobs here and across the province over the many years they’ve been in operation,” said Joe Hargrave, newly-elected Saskatchewan Party MLA for Prince Albert Carlton.

“I find it shameful, frankly, that the NDP would attack Broda Group and its employees in some misguided effort to score cheap political points” Hargrave added.

Based in Prince Albert, Broda Group is one of the first companies to begin work on the Regina Bypass, and will employ up to 450 people this summer, almost half of whom will work on the Bypass, already under construction.

“There are 47 Saskatchewan companies and organizations already contracted or working on this mega-project,” said Hargrave, “but these petty attacks on job creators are what the people of Saskatchewan have come to expect from the NDP.”

“The fact that Prince Albert’s other MLA, Nicole Rancourt, would go along with these attacks on the city and Prince Albert workers are probably what will disappoint the people of P.A. the most,” Hargrave said.  "but I guess it's true that the NDP always put party before province."

The Saskatchewan NDP continue to call for the shutdown of vital infrastructure projects across the province including new schools, the children's hospital, the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford, and highways projects like the Regina Bypass.

Their record in government speaks for itself when they stopped investing in Saskatchewan, managed decline rather than planned for growth, and refused to fund maintenance and repair of Prince Albert's Diefenbaker Bridge.

In total, over 8000 Saskatchewan jobs are expected to be created by the Regina Bypass project. Saskatchewan companies and organizations working on the Bypass include:

  • PSI Technologies
  • Dart Services
  • Inland Concrete
  • Broda Group
  • A&B Rail
  • Access
  • Armada Homes
  • Alliance Energy
  • Anlin Welding & Steel Fabrication
  • City of Regina
  • Clifton Associates
  • Consumers Co-operative Refinery Ltd.
  • Crestview Chrysler
  • Enbridge
  • exp
  • Fraser Strategy Inc.
  • Giesbrecht & Son Cranes Ltd.
  • Golden Acres Tree Services Inc.
  • Graham Construction
  • Graham Pilings
  • Harris Rebar
  • Hydro Dig
  • Inland Aggregates
  • JR’s Welding Ltd.
  • Keller Piling
  • Kinder Morgan
  • McElhanney
  • SaskEnergy
  • SaskPower
  • TransGas
  • Plains Midstream
  • Prairie Micro Works
  • SaskTel
  • Wilco
  • WSP
  • RM Edenwold
  • RM South Qu’Appelle
  • Banff Constructors Ltd.
  • Dan Perrin Consulting Inc.
  • International Road Dynamics
  • Lonesome Prairie
  • McDougall Auctioneers Ltd.
  • Noremac
  • Spectra Energy
  • Supreme Steel
  • Urban Systems
  • Hymark Services Inc.

The Saskatchewan Party government will continue to invest in the province by building the infrastructure we need to continue to grow and keep Saskatchewan strong.