Families in Saskatchewan are more worried about money than anywhere else in Canada

Regina, Saskatoon top Economic Stress Index

REGINA - Today, a new Angus Reid study shows that people in Saskatchewan are more stressed about making ends meet than anywhere else in Canada.

“Every day, I hear from families who are working harder than ever and still falling behind. People who used to be able to afford a family vacation are now living paycheque to paycheque, pinching pennies just to pay the bills,” said Opposition Leader Carla Beck. 

“Governments at all levels need to work towards lowering costs for folks and make sure that the people who call this province home have the opportunity to get ahead. After 17 years, it’s time for a change.”

Angus Reid’s Economic Stress Index says that 67% of Saskatchewan people feel like they are not doing well financially. This is the worst in all of Canada.

Under Premier Scott Moe, Saskatchewan has the most people in Canada who:

  • Feel worse off than last year (56%)
  • Think they will be worse off next year (45%)
  • Have a hard time feeding their household (48%)

People in Regina and Saskatoon worry the most about money compared to people in other Canadian cities.

If elected, a Carla Beck government would immediately suspend Scott Moe’s 15-cent provincial gas tax. 

Premiers in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador have already delivered gas tax relief, a measure supported across the political spectrum, including by Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre.


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