Because the Sask. Party government has failed to act, Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili is calling for relief for Saskatchewan producers facing steep grain drying bills. Today he wrote to the Prime Minister proposing an expedited rebate for farmers.

“This has been a wet year for Saskatchewan producers, and now they are facing high natural gas bills for grain drying because the Sask. Party failed to implement a plan to protect them from the federal backstop,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “The Premier has the power to do something about it, but he has not. That failure to take action has let down Saskatchewan producers.”

In his letter to the Prime Minister, Meili explained that grain producers are facing a challenging year because of a wet fall and early snow. This has led to increased need for grain drying, which relies on heat from natural gas.

The Sask. Party’s failure to implement a plan to deal with curbing emissions left Saskatchewan people and producers exposed to a federally imposed carbon tax that doesn’t work for them.

“The Premier’s approach has been to point fingers, not to actually engage and do the work to find solutions that put Saskatchewan people first,” Meili said. “That’s failed leadership from a Premier who is letting people down.”