Candidates Don Morgan and Bronwyn Eyre joined Premier Brad Wall at a pre-election celebration Monday, where many residents gathered to hear Wall speak before the writ drops Tuesday.
When asked about the NDP bashing the government for using up the rainy day fund, Wall said it wasn’t as if it was used willy nilly and he thinks people understand that.
He notes the 3,000 new nurses, 400 new teachers, and new doctors would all say there is something to show for it.
Wall says the campaign for his party will be mostly based on their record as a government.
He didn’t say what kind of promises his party would make, but he did point out the NDP’s promises are already totalling $5 billion dollars over four years with no real plan as to how they will pay for them.
In the meantime, the leader of the Saskatchewan NDP has been travelling over the past few days in an unofficial campaign launch before the writ drops.
Cam Broten was in Saskatoon Monday and says, if elected, his party plans to cut out the expense of the out-of-province consultants, to sell two of the Executive Air planes used by the government and keep the third one as an air ambulance for northern Saskatchewan.
The plan is also to add beds to Saskatoon’s City Hospital.
The Premier has said in the past that the NDP promises are too costly, to the tune of around $5-billion, but Broten says that isn’t true.
Selling off the planes and getting rid of the consultants will save money, with those funds to be used elsewhere.
The election is April 4th.