Today I had the honour of delivering nearly 20,000 signatures calling for school tax relief in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Party MLA Yogi Huyghebaert was on hand to accept them and will table them in the legislature when the time comes. A great time was had by all.
We did, however, get some blow back from the government who pretended to be offended that we didn't deliver the petitions to them. Three things:
- We made a conscious decision in the Regina office NOT to deliver petitions to them. It’s somewhat insulting to go the the government cap in hand when they simply ignore or discredit the people who signed the petition.
- In the past when we have presented petitions, the government has refused to receive them. One example is last year in the lead up to the tax hike budget.
- As an organization we have to give credit where credit is due – in this case the Saskatchewan Party deserves credit for at least saying the right things.