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SASK PARTY LETS LIQUOR MONEY FLOW OUT OF PROVINCE

“With the economy faltering and the budget deficit growing, the Sask Party government let its ideology overrule common sense and allows more of our money to leave Saskatchewan.” That is the opinion of PC Party Leader Rick Swenson.

“Every new liquor store awarded in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Melville and the Battlefords were given to companies that are not based in Saskatchewan. Instead, the money from those stores will go to the Maritimes, British Columbia and Alberta. Saskatchewan entrepreneurs have been selling liquor for decades in conjunction with the government run SLGA stores. Those profits both private and public stayed in Saskatchewan. The Sask Party is now ensuring that tens of millions will leave this province.”

“We commend the entrepreneurial spirit of the Saskatchewan residents who were successful in their bids to sell liquor in their communities, but we question the decision by the government to allow millions of dollars to leave the province by not choosing individuals and companies in our larger cities that will keep the profits generated in Saskatchewan working for Saskatchewan.”

Swenson concluded “The track record of this government is to let money leave the province as they have done with the Regina bypass and other poor choices so I guess this comes as no surprise to a government that lacks any vision for the future of our province.”

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