The minister of finance says he intends to meet with McInnis Cooper on their involvement with the province’s contract negotiations.
As of February, the province had paid out about $200,000 to the law firm since it was hired last year in advance of contract negotiations with public sector unions. But Tom Osborne dropped the firm a day after taking over the finance portfolio.
Osborne has said it’s now a clean slate, and he looks forward to progress with the unions. But he says he intends to reach out to McInnis Cooper to see what they may have come up with that could benefit negotiations.
He says he’s interested in what they have to say, but he’s confident in doing negotiations without the assistance of outside firms.