Saskatchewan Party Leader Brad Wall is rolling through rural Saskatchewan on the campaign trail as voting day draws closer
Wall started the day in the city of Yorkton, but he also spent time in Melville and Canora as he talked about the Saskatchewan Party’s record as government.
Most of the big campaign announcements have been made in larger city centres and Wall admits that’s because where most media are located.
But the premier says he wants to strike the right balance by making sure that rural Saskatchewan features in the campaign and in the ideas being put forward.
Wall says some of the campaign promises will help rural Saskatchewan, including a new tax credit for volunteer firefighters and first responders and $70 million over three years to repair more highways.
While in Yorkton, Wall also took time to attack the federal government’s changes to employment insurance.
Justin Trudeau was in Edmonton on Tuesday and said people in the Alberta capital and Saskatchewan who are complaining about being left out of changes should be feeling fortunate their areas have not been harder hit by the situation in the oil and gas industry.
While Wall praised the Liberal government for extending E-I for 12 areas hit hard by low energy prices, but questioned why the government didn’t help people in specific industries like oil and gas, but at the same time he said he can’t believe the Prime Minister would say laid off energy workers would be happy about being excluded from E-I changes.
Advance voting is underway now in Saskatchewan.
Voters head to the polls Monday, April 4.