Saskatchewan Crowns (corporations) on endangered species list
Grassroots group fights to save affordable, accessible services from extinction.
August, 2009 — Saskatchewan's Crown corporations have been placed on the endangered species list by a coalition of concerned citizens.
Save Our Saskatchewan Crowns (SOS) says the environment created by the Saskatchewan Party government has made the province's Crowns a species at risk.
"This government thinks profits instead of people and that is toxic to our vibrant Crowns," said Wendy Sol, a CEP vice-president and coalition spokesperson.
The Crowns have delivered affordable, accessible services to all of us. Billions of dollars have gone back to General Revenue over the years to pay for hospitals, roads, schools, public services for the benefit of all citizens as well as keeping good-paying jobs in Saskatchewan for Saskatchewan working people.
SOS says the Sask Party government has made our Crowns a threatened species. Sol said while this is serious there is still time to save the Crowns. But failure to act will result in further reduction in the success of our Crowns as Brad Wall and his government hacks away at the Crowns.
SOS asks all citizens to join with them to remove the Crowns from the endangered species list.
CEP represents about 150,000 working people coast to coast in energy, paper, telecommunications, graphical, media and assorted industries. Save Our Saskatchewan Crowns (SOS) was created by CEP to gather concerned citizens together to stop the government from selling our assets.
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Posted: September 10, 2009
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