REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck and Affordability Critic Trent Wotherspoon called on Scott Moe’s Sask. Party to take the cost-of-living crisis seriously and halt the 4% power bill hike scheduled for April.
“The other day I met a man in his seventies who was proud that he always paid his bills on time. But with three power bill hikes in the span of a few months, he just can’t keep up anymore. In his seventies, he’s now looking for a second job,” said Beck. “Saskatchewan should be the best place to raise a family, grow old or start a business, but the Sask. Party is running SaskPower into the ground and making Saskatchewan people foot the bill.”
Despite record resource revenues, Scott Moe’s Sask. Party government has raided money from SaskPower and raised rates four times since 2018. Scott Moe previously ran on the promise of lower power rates.
“Local businesses are facing serious hardship, and instead of providing relief, Scott Moe’s Sask. Party is making a bad situation worse with higher power bills and new taxes,” said Wotherspoon. “With bone-headed and short-sighted decisions like these, it’s no wonder Scott Moe has the worst record on job creation and economic growth in Canada.”