The provincial NDP is releasing its platform for the April 4 election.
Speaking in Saskatoon on Thursday, leader Cam Broten says his party’s plan will cut 178 million dollars in Saskparty waste in the first year alone with 122 million dollars of those savings being re-directed into things that really matter to Saskatchewan families.
Broten re-iterated committments made previously during this election campaign, and added to those committments on Thursday by announcing hundreds of teachers and educational assistants will be hired if his party is elected along with adding staff to seniors care homes.
Broten adds the fully costed and independently verified platform forecasts a balanced budget by the second year.
He told a gathering “New Democrats have cleaned up conservative deficits before, and we are prepared to do it again.”
The governing Saskatchewan Party isn’t saying a lot about the platform at this time as they review it, but first indications are it is an irresponsible spending spree with taxpayers money.
The platform by Broten came hours after more questionable social media posts from NDP candidates surfaced–both from quite a while ago.
The party says these posts were investigated and explanations and apologies were given, which leader Cam Broten accepted.