The Saskatchewan Party is accusing the New Democrats of making a major error in their election platform.
On Friday. Cam Broten admitted he did not account for the cost of his lowest utility rate bundle promise in that platform—one that would cost 595 million dollars to deliver.
When asked about the matter, he responded by saying it wasn’t in the platform because it is delivered through the Crowns.
That had Brad Wall saying it shows Broten has no idea how the province’s finances work because the Crowns are part of the province’s summary budget every year and that the mistake by Broten would throw the provincial budget into a deficit ever year.
That resulted in the NDP campaign saying cutting waste in the Crowns to put the focus back on customers’ prices, along with Crown rate rebalancing to lower the rates of middle-class families, will not change the income from government business enterprises to the summary budget and that this specific section of our platform was independently verified by economists, as we did our whole costed platform.
Undaunted, the Saskatchewan Party responded to that claim by saying then NDP leader Dwain Lingenfelter did include the cost of the lowest cost utility bundle in his platform costing in the 2011 election campaign and while his cost was low, it was still accounted for.