The Saskatchewan NDP kicked off its election campaign this afternoon with the promise to cut SaskParty spending.
NDP Leader Cam Broten started his campaigning last week making several promises, on things like Saskatchewan’s film industry and quick-care clinics.
Wall has criticized those promises, saying they will push the deficit to more than five billion dollars, but Broten says the SaskParty’s careless spending has dug the province into a hole.
“Coming from a guy that’s running a nearly half a billion dollar deficit. Coming from a guy who won’t bring forward a budget, and be honest and straightforward with Saskatchewan people, about what his plans are for cuts and increased privatization.”
Broten says they plan to shut down SaskBuilds, the corporation responsible for choosing a P3 model for the Regina Bypass project.
The SaskParty says the deficit was the best option when faced with possible tax hikes. The deficit is forecast at about $427-million this fiscal year.