REGINA - Following the release of the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel’s report recommending SaskEnergy’s proposed rate increases be scrapped, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck and SaskEnergy Critic Erika Ritchie called on the Sask. Party government to adopt the recommendation and scrap the proposed rate increase that would make life more expensive for Saskatchewan people.
“For months, we’ve been calling on Scott Moe’s Sask. Party to stop making life more expensive and to scrap the proposed energy rate increase,” said Beck. “Today, we’ve learned the Rate Review Panel agreed. Enough is enough - Scott Moe needs to scrap his proposed increase today.”
The Rate Review Panel’s Report cites concerns with the impact these increases will have on households in an affordability crisis: “With increasing concerns about affordability, the Panel is of the view that this is not the time to support rate increases of the magnitude requested in the second and third year of the application.”
“The Sask. Party needs to do the right thing and scrap these rate increases. From day one, it made no sense to increase energy bills when people are facing the highest cost of living crisis in 40 years,” said Ritchie. “This government loves to brag about how well their bottom line is doing. Now it’s up to them to use those windfall revenues to give all Saskatchewan people a break and some relief.”