Many of the PC Party budget predictions from the 2016 election campaign unfortunately came true yesterday. The long-delayed Sask Party budget adds $1.4 billion in debt to the people of this province and gives nothing in return except more wasteful spending on Sask Party megaprojects like the South Regina Bypass.
Saskatchewan now has a structural deficit which will not be erased in the term of this government and we have no new long-term job creation opportunities for all of the money being spent. Newly-elected governments should be prepared to bring forward new vision and a renewed energy to lead this province over the next four years. The Sask Party has settled for the status quo instead of leading by example.
“The decision by Earl’s restaurant to import beef from a Kansas supplier is very disappointing to Saskatchewan farmers.” That is the opinion of the PC Party’s agriculture critic, John Goohsen.
The PC Party Opposition has found the missing rural highways budget in the dirt of the Regina bypass and in the pockets of the Sask Party friends and land speculators. PC Leader, Rick Swenson said “the proof was found in the now old 2015 budget where $211 million of the highways capital budget was allocated to the Regina bypass.”
The PC Party has learned of another environmental time bomb waiting to ignite because of the mismanagement of the Sask Party Government and the Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation.
Just like the 1,000,000 tire pile PC candidate for Wood River, Brian Archer, brought to the public’s attention in Assiniboia, sources have revealed to the PC Party another 300,000 tire pile. This environmental bomb is sitting in a farmer’s field north of Waseca, Saskatchewan. Like the Assiniboia tires, the environmental fees have been paid. Where has the money gone? Why have the tires not been processed long ago?
Brad Wall has no budget for 2016. The PC Opposition has discovered documents that prove the Sask Party’s P3 projects make it impossible to balance the budget in the next 4 years. (The documents are available at the Sask. Builds website except for those classified as secret.)
Ontario greenhouse operators have just received $350,000 from the Growing Forward II Program to promote greenhouse produced products in the U.S. Food market.