spending

Poll suggests half of Canadians have negative opinion of latest Liberal budget

Poll suggests half of Canadians have negative opinion of latest Liberal budget

Apr 24, 2024 | 4:33am
Sarah Ritchie in Ottawa A new poll suggests the Liberals have not won over voters with their latest budget, though there is broad support for their plan to build millions of homes. Just shy of half the respondents to Leger’s latest survey said they had a negative opinion of the federal budget, which was presented last […]
No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

Mar 21, 2024 | 8:33am
A total of $20.1 billion was invested in this year’s Provincial Budget, with significant investments in education and healthcare leading the way. Despite the ‘record investments’ highlighted by the provincial government, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck said the government did nothing to address the biggest issue facing residents in the province. Affordability. “As families across […]
Lack of retention measures leaves healthcare union unimpressed by 2024/25 provincial budget

Lack of retention measures leaves healthcare union unimpressed by 2024/25 provincial budget

Mar 20, 2024 | 8:33pm
This year’s Saskatchewan budget delivers a total of $7.59 billion, an increase of $726.4 million or 10.6 per cent in health care. The budget expands patient care and services to meet the increasing demands of a growing population, increases access to primary care through support for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health professions, and funds […]
Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Mar 20, 2024 | 2:15pm
The 2024-25 Saskatchewan provincial budget features major spending on education, health care, municipalities and capital investments — and has a deficit to go along with it. A projected deficit of $273.2 million is forecast in the budget tabled by Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer in the legislature Wednesday. It is the final budget of her […]
Saskatchewan’s Budget 2024-2025 to be Released Today

Saskatchewan’s Budget 2024-2025 to be Released Today

Mar 20, 2024 | 5:00am
Usually, a provincial budget is shrouded in mystery and secrecy, until the finance minister rises in the house to deliver the budget after 2 o’clock in the afternoon. This year is a little different.  In the on-going battle with teachers to decide how and where to spend money to make improvements in classrooms, the premier […]
‘Completely discouraged’: Auditor slams First Nations housing, policing failures

‘Completely discouraged’: Auditor slams First Nations housing, policing failures

Mar 19, 2024 | 8:12am
The federal auditor general is “completely discouraged” to see so little improvement to substandard housing in First Nations over the past two decades, a new report says. Karen Hogan also looked at the planned expansion of the highly criticized First Nations policing program, and found poor management is leaving communities underserved and funds unspent. The […]
Inflation, longer sales season to weigh on shopping habits this Black Friday

Inflation, longer sales season to weigh on shopping habits this Black Friday

Nov 24, 2023 | 5:23am
As scores of shoppers pack local malls to hunt for Black Friday deals, Dianne Debarros will be on the lookout for discounted toys and laptops her kids will soon need for school. The Sarnia, Ont., woman has already started her Christmas shopping but wants to supplement her purchases on a trip to Real Canadian Superstore, where the chain […]

Sask Stock Growers welcome spending estimates for Agriculture ministry

Mar 20, 2020 | 4:16am

  Saskatchewan Stock Growers are expressing support for the province’s spending plans for the coming year. Stock Growers president Bill Huber of Lipton says there’s more support for the agriculture industry in the budget estimates. He welcomes 5 million dollars for irrigation expansion. Huber says it doesn’t sound like a lot of money but it […]

Saskatchewan Staying Within Spending Projections

Jul 18, 2019 | 7:15am

Overspending and overtaxing has become common place amongst Canadian governments. A C-D Howe Institute study from 2000-to-2018 finds accumulated spending by provincial and federal governments went beyond budget predictions by $91-billion, an average of almost $2,500 for each citizen. The 18-year probe by the Canadian economic think-tank also discovered total taxation exceeded $142-billion or nearly […]