On April 16, 2008, Sask. Party Premier Brad Wall wrote to the Chair of the Regina Labour Council Political Action Committee to advise that he (the Premier) would not be able to attend the Labour Council's public forum/debate on Bills 5 and 6. (See letter here)
The letter attempts to leave the impression that the government has engaged the labour movement in extensive consultation around the Bills. It refers to alleged meetings held with the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, with leaders of the labour movement, and with me specifically. Some of those meetings never occurred as suggested, and if they did occur - the portrayal of the purpose, and content of the meetings is false.
Representatives of the government have consistently refused to meet with labour on these matters, and have refused to attend public forums to discuss them with the people who will be affected.
On April 22, 2008 I wrote to the Premier expressing my deep concern about the misrepresentations contained in his letter. (See letter here)