Over the last few months I've had the opportunity to speak to Saskparty members about the Trudeau carbon tax versus the numerous expanded sales taxes the Moe Government has implemented or maintained. The almost universal response has been to defend this government by saying the sales tax stays in Saskatchewan.
This if course is a complete misnomer for two reasons. First a tax is a tax is a tax. If one kills jobs so does the other. Second many of the projects the sales tax might contribute are being performed by out of province companies. A true conservative government would be working towards lowering taxes in the mould of the late great Ralph Klein rather than deficits and taxes in the mould of Justin Trudeau.
We need a conservative party in the Saskatchewan legislature that will speak for tax and spending fairness. The spend thrifts currently there are not working on behalf of taxpayers.