Sask. NDP: Make the affordability rebate family-friendly

REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck and Affordability Critic Trent Wotherspoon called on Scott Moe’s Sask. Party government to let children, families and some of our most vulnerable benefit from the affordability rebate by making kids eligible and tying it to both tax and health records.

“It’s simply not fair that a couple without kids gets a bigger relief cheque than a single parent of three,” said Beck. “We’ve been calling for affordability relief since March, and this measure is welcome, but the government should make kids and families eligible for the program while there’s still time.”

Since March, the Government of Saskatchewan has benefited from windfall resources revenues of over $2 billion that have only grown. 

Four in ten Saskatchewan food bank visitors are children and one in four Saskatchewan kids are living in poverty, a figure well-above the national average,” said Wotherspoon. “Cash-strapped families need all the help they can get after Scott Moe’s Sask. Party hiked power and energy bills just in time for winter.”

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