Canada Opposition questions Saskatchewan premier's travel bill, $4,000 charter flight

00:10  31 january  2020
00:10  31 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

'I'm not leaving without my wife and my son': Families trapped in Wuhan could be split during evacuations

  'I'm not leaving without my wife and my son': Families trapped in Wuhan could be split during evacuations Federal officials say plans are in motion to fly Canadians out of Wuhan, the coronavirus-affected region of China that’s in lockdown. But, for many trapped in the epicentre of the virus, it's not clear who will be able to secure a seat on that flight. Lauren Williams, a Canadian, and her British husband Tom are ready at a moment's notice to pack their bags and flee Wuhan, where they have lived and worked for four and a half years. Lauren Williams, 29, is 35 weeks pregnant and due in late February. "We've actually heard nothing yet," said Lauren Williams.

This is a list of the premiers of the province of Saskatchewan , Canada, since it was formed in 1905. Saskatchewan uses a unicameral Westminster-style parliamentary government, in which the premier is the leader of the party that has the support of a majority in the Legislative Assembly.

Find cheap flights and save money on airline tickets to every destination in the world at Cheapflights.com. Whether you already know where and when you want to travel , or are just seeking some inspiration, Cheapflights.com is the perfect place to search for airfares, hotels, and rental cars

a man wearing a suit and tie© Provided by The Canadian Press

REGINA — The Opposition in Saskatchewan is calling for more disclosure of the premier's travel in light of a jump in expenses and a $4,000 charter flight.

The NDP says public records show Moe's 2018-19 travel costs were about $84,000 compared with $45,000 Brad Wall spent during his last full year as premier in 2016-17.

David Forbes, the NDP's ethics and democracy critic, says an explanation is also needed for why Moe took a $4,000 charter flight from his constituency of Shellbrook to Regina two months ago.

An expense claim and invoice released to The Canadian Press under freedom-of-information legislation details that Moe drove from Shellbrook to Prince Albert on Nov. 11, then took the chartered flight to Regina.

Animal cruelty trial begins for Dolores LaPlante after 100 cats seized from Elrose, Sask. home

  Animal cruelty trial begins for Dolores LaPlante after 100 cats seized from Elrose, Sask. home Dolores LaPlante runs the Saskatchewan Alley Cats Association out of her 400 square-foot home in Elrose, Sask. Accused of committing crimes against animals, Dolores LaPlante represented herself in court as a trial began for the animal shelter owner.Seated in a makeshift courtroom in Rosetown, Sask., the 47-year-old argued animal protection officers violated her charter rights with a search warrant carried out on Jan. 9, 2019, at her Elrose, Sask. home.

The world’ s most popular flight tracker. Track planes in real-time on our flight tracker map and get up-to-date flight status & airport information. Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.

Charlie' s Charters is a Bus company, serving Saskatchewan . Call Now for a quote on your next bus trip and Travel With US! About Us. Saskatchewan ’ s Premier charter bus company. Charlie’ s Charters was started by Charlie Musselman in 2005.

He then boarded a commercial flight to Ottawa, where he met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Moe's press secretary says the premier had a personal commitment that day, but almost always makes the four-hour drive from Shellbrook to Regina.

Jim Billington says due to scheduling conflicts, charter flights sometimes need to be booked.

This fiscal year, Moe has taken four charter flights, costing about $12,000, he says.

Billington also says Moe's travel expenses came in higher than Wall's because of work to increase the province's global presence through international trade missions.

Forbes says people need to know if they're getting value for their tax dollars. "We also want to make sure that there's transparency and accountability."

He says a charter flight is expensive.

"When it’s an emergency you must do it. But when it’s not, you really have to think about what are the taxpayers of Saskatchewan going to think about this.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 30, 2020

Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press

Update: Bill 40 passes 60-35 despite fury over last-minute amendments .
QUEBEC — Playing hardball to the bitter end, an unyielding Education Minister Jean-François Roberge infuriated MNAs Friday when he announced the government intends to fire hundreds of school board commissioners three weeks sooner than originally announced. As the final legislature debate over Bill 40 abolishing Quebec’s 60 francophone and nine anglophone school boards dragged late into the night under the cloud of closure, Roberge tabled a surprise last-minute amendment to the bill moving up the date commissioners will be extinct. Instead of the previously announced date of Feb.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!