REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck and Finance Critic Trent Wotherspoon grilled Scott Moe’s Sask. Party government on their decision to plow ahead with the costly and redundant Saskatchewan Revenue Agency (SRA).
“Scott Moe’s tired and out-of-touch government is failing to deliver on the issues keeping people up at night - healthcare, jobs, and the outrageous cost of food and fuel,” said Beck. “He’s spending his energy on pet-projects like the Saskatchewan Revenue Agency just to keep the separatists in his tent. The Premier’s priorities are totally out of whack at a time when Saskatchewan people need balanced leadership.”
The SRA will cost Saskatchewan taxpayers an estimated $10 million annually, and will cost local businesses an estimated $16 million annually in unnecessary accounting fees. Over a decade the SRA will cost taxpayers and local businesses nearly $260 million.
“I’ve spoken with countless business leaders and local businesses and none of them are on board with this,” said Wotherspoon. “Local businesses are already facing high interest rates, supply chain issues, and new taxes and costs. The last thing anyone wants is a less effective and more costly, cumbersome tax system with even more red tape.”
The Official Opposition called on Scott Moe’s Sask. Party government to scrap the SRA and invest in healthcare, job creation, and measures combatting the rising cost of living.