It has at least been a distraction from the Riders dismal record.
Premier Brad Wall has everyone talking as he said he would consider a sale of SaskTel if the right offer were made. He said it must be financially worthwhile, protect jobs and improve coverage.
But reaction to the suggestion is mixed.
On the streets of Regina Wednesday, not everyone believes SaskTel should be sold.
“SGI, SaskEnergy – I like having the water public, I like having SaskTel public, I like the services they provide,” said one man.
But the woman alongside him disagreed that SaskTel’s monopoly has benefited customers.
“I am not pro-privatization, but I have not had good experiences with the company and I think that is because there is such little choice,” she said.
The NDP are prepared to fight against any potential sale arguing the crown was built by the people and its future should be protected.
“It generates massive amounts of money to the province of Saskatchewan and that is dollars that would otherwise have to be made up,” stated Trent Wotherspoon, interim leader of the Saskatchewan NDP.
Wotherspoon believes the government should have talked about a potential sale of the Crown corporation during the election.