08/01/2014 06:32 EDT | Updated 10/01/2014 05:59 EDT

NDP says Saskatchewan auditor general should review botched smart meter program

REGINA - New Democrats want Saskatchewan's auditor general to review the $47 million SaskPower smart meter debacle.

The government has ordered 105,000 of the utility meters to be removed from homes after eight of the machines caught fire.

Premier Brad Wall has asked the Crown Investments Corporation to look into what happened.

But NDP Leader Cam Broten says that would amount to the government investigating the government.

He says the auditor general needs to do the job to ensure that the people of Saskatchewan get answers based on an independent review.

Wall has said the government will go after the manufacturer, Sensus, for a portion of the costs associated with the smart meters.

Mike Marsh with SaskPower says after removal, the full cost of the failed program will be $47 million. (CKRM)