Health and highways are in the spotlight for the two major party leaders on the Saskatchewan election trail.
NDP Leader Cam Broten is promising he would cancel the province’s controversial Lean initiative, a program which aims to streamline health-care costs.
Broten says the Saskatchewan Party government paid a U.S. consultant $40 million to implement the program, which overall has cost the province more than $150 million.
Broten says the money would be better spent on hiring for care aides to look after seniors.
Saskatchewan Party Leader Brad Wall is promising to spend $70 million over three years on repairs to the province’s crumbling highways.
Wall admits it’s the most expensive plank in the Saskatchewan Party’s election platform, which he has said will include relatively few campaign promises.
(The Canadian Press)