10/26/2012 02:03 EDT | Updated 12/26/2012 05:12 EST

Saskatchewan NDP uses question period to slam possible privatization of a Crown

REGINA - The Opposition NDP says privatizing Information Services Corp. will mean higher costs for Saskatchewan residents.

The government has draft legislation for the possible privatization of the corporation, which handles registries for property and vital statistics.

New Democrat Cathy Sproule (sproll) used the first question period of the fall sitting of the legislature to criticize the idea.

Sproule asked why the government would sell ISC when it turns a profit for Saskatchewan.

Don McMorris, minister responsible for Information Services Corp., says an evaluation is underway but no decision has been made on a sale.

McMorris also notes the previous NDP government never included ISC in legislation that protects Crowns from sale.