September 3, 2014 5:22 pm

Sask. NDP wants provincial auditor to investigate smart meter program

The Opposition NDP is calling on the Saskatchewan government to enlist the provincial auditor to do an investigation into the smart meter program.

Brent McGillvray / Global News

REGINA – The Opposition NDP is calling on the Saskatchewan government to enlist the provincial auditor to do an investigation into the smart meter program.

Currently the Crown Investment Corporation is undertaking the investigation, but NDP leader Cam Broten says this is unacceptable.

The province ordered SaskPower to replace all 105-thousand installed smart meters after at least nine fires are believed to be related to the devices.

The minister responsible for SaskPower, Bill Boyd, says if the provincial auditor wants to investigate, the province won’t stop it.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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