Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Government Fends of NDP Call for Judicial Inquiry on Land Deal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Government Fends of NDP Call for Judicial Inquiry on Land Deal

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NDP calls for judicial inquiry on land deal

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REGINA - The Opposition NDP says a judicial inquiry is needed to get to the bottom of a government deal on land for the new Regina highway bypass.

NDP Leader Cam Broten says a judicial inquiry could examine whether a criminal breach of public trust occurred.

Global Transportation Hub, a Crown corporation, bought 204 acres of land west of Regina for $103,000 an acre.

The NDP says that's more than three times the appraised value and far higher than what other landowners in the area got under threat of expropriation.

A government communications person says in an email to media that the provincial auditor is already reviewing the land deal, which is what the NDP originally requested. …

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