Sask. Party making life less affordable for Saskatchewan people

A new report shows that the Sask. Party is making life more and more expensive for Saskatchewan people. In fact, compared to last year, prices for everyday products rose more in Saskatchewan than in any other province.

“The Sask. Party have raised SaskPower rates three times in the last two years, they gave cities and towns no choice but to raise their own fees and taxes and, of course, they also raised the PST and added it to everything from kids’ clothes to life insurance,” said NDP Finance Critic Cathy Sproule. “It’s clear that the Sask. Party have mismanaged the economy and are now making it harder for Saskatchewan people to make ends meet.”

While the Statistics Canada report released today shows the majority of other provinces kept their increases below two per cent, in Saskatchewan, the Sask. Party’s bad management has pushed consumer prices up by 2.5 per cent in just the last year.

“With the Sask. Party’s heartless cuts and unfair tax hikes making life more and more expensive, and a growing number of Saskatchewan people struggling to find work, it’s no wonder 50 per cent more Saskatchewan people are moving to other provinces to look for better opportunities than were a decade ago,” Sproule said.