Premier Scott Moe provides no hint if a snap spring election will be called


Premier Scott Moe remains tight-lipped about a possible snap election this spring following next week’s provincial budget.

The NDP says a spring election is a bad idea because of the Covid-19 virus.

Premier Moe says the province is prepared to deal with the coronavirus and any economic fall-out.

The NDP says the collapse of oil prices could have a 300 million dollar hit on the budget but the SaskParty accuses the NDP of fear-mongering and having a knee-jerk reaction.

The opposition is also pushing the Moe government to resolve a teachers contract dispute.

NDP critic Carla Beck says the province has made a low offer and should bargain in good faith.

Education minister Gordon Wyant says the teachers union has walked away from the talks and he encourages the union to get back to the bargaining table.

Wyant says the province has a new bargaining mandate which offers a fair deal to teachers.

Wyant says the province has also offered to have discussions on solving some of the classroom challenges.

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