Sask. Party’s worst-in-the-nation jobs record worsening cost-of-living crisis
REGINA - Today, in light of new numbers from Statistics Canada and Angus Reid, Official Opposition Finance Critic Trent Wotherspoon put Premier Scott Moe on blast during question period for having no plan to address his worst-in-the-nation record on jobs and the cost-of-living crisis.
“Saskatchewan people are having to choose between heating and eating because Scott Moe is failing to deliver more jobs and bigger paycheques, all while he cranks up the costs,” said Wotherspoon. “We actually lost 4,300 jobs last month under Scott Moe’s watch. Saskatchewan has all the ingredients to boom, but Scott Moe is standing in the way.”
Statistics Canada’s latest job figures show that, since Premier Scott Moe took office in February 2018, his government has been dead last in the nation in terms of job growth. In March, Moe’s government again had the worst jobs percentage growth in Canada - year over year and month to month - and presided over a whopping 4,300 job losses.
Angus Reid also confirmed today that Saskatchewan people report the highest levels of financial insecurity in Canada. 52% say that they are in bad shape or terrible shape and barely getting by financially. When measured against other provinces, Saskatchewan people are the most likely to:
- Cut back on spending
- Struggle to pay for groceries
- Draw down savings to make ends meet
“Saskatchewan families are being crushed by the cost of living, and there’s not a cent of relief or a shred of leadership coming from Scott Moe,” said Wotherspoon. “This government is sitting on massive windfall revenues and instead of helping regular families, they keep cranking up the costs. Scott Moe is out of touch and working families are paying the price.”