Official Opposition launches pre-budget consultations

REGINA - Today Trent Wotherspoon, Official Opposition Finance Critic, and Aleana Young, Official Opposition Critic for Jobs and the Economy, launched pre-budget consultations to listen to the priorities of Saskatchewan people in advance of the delayed spring budget.

“We’ve been listening to people throughout the pandemic – including families, workers, large and small businesses, community leaders, and organizations all across Saskatchewan,” said Wotherspoon. “We’re committed to connecting with people to hear their concerns, challenges, and opportunities and come to the table with real solutions that the government needs to include in the budget.”

Saskatchewan New Democrat MLAs are concerned that the Sask. Party government is determined to press forward with austerity measures over the next four years. The Sask. Party government is sitting on $260 million in “contingency funds” - as well as millions in federal funding - despite leading the country in new COVID-19 cases and deaths per capita.

“Saskatchewan people, businesses and workers have been let down by Scott Moe,” said Young. “No one believes we have to choose between lives and livelihoods except the Sask Party. I'm looking forward to listening to Saskatchewan people and using my voice to stand up for families, workers and businesses to demand common sense actions that will protect people and jobs.”