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Internal smart meter report shows government put people at risk

October 27th, 2014

Even the government’s internal investigation – one minister investigating another – shows that this government didn’t consider the consequences for Saskatchewan families of the smart meter fiasco, putting families’ safety, their homes and their money at risk.

The government’s report, which was released Monday, revealed that 359 meters failed – a far cry from the eight this government had previously revealed.

“This investigation clearly is not an independent investigation, but even as such it paints a picture of a government that plows ahead with pet projects without due diligence and, most concerning of all, without really considering the consequences for families,” said Wotherspoon. “Safety should have been their top consideration, but that wasn’t a consideration at all until the media reports of fires started piling up.

“And, this government should have known that families don’t want another increase to their SaskPower bills – but went ahead with a $200 million contract with one company, plus the purchase of 100,000 meters, despite lots of red flags.”

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Senior health administrators have scathing criticisms of Lean

October 23rd, 2014

In question period today, the NDP revealed an internal government document that contains scathing criticisms from senior health administrators about this government’s approach to Lean.

The criticisms include:

“Our experience with [John Black and Associates] has been one of lack of respect, tattling on leaders if they question, expecting rigid conformity in a militaristic style, gossiping, and undermining.”

The Lean training consists of “activities that are not meaningful and in some cases are insulting – all of which are part of [John Black and Associates’ approach – are not only not educationally sound, but cause skepticism, alienation and frustration.”

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