Saskatchewan’s NDP leader isn’t impressed by the Sask. Party’s platform, which was revealed Saturday.
“It’s a boring platform, that really contains very, very little for Saskatchewan people,” Cam Broten said outside the legislative building Sunday
A NDP release described the platform as “uninspiring”, and “misplaced priorities.”
Broten criticized the Sask. party’s platform for not containing a full budget. He said he’d been hearing from people on their doorsteps, wondering where it is. The platform did include an estimate of expected revenues and expenditures for the next four fiscal years.
“If Mr. Wall can’t trust the people of Saskatchewan with his budget, why on earth should they trust him with their votes?” Broten said.
The NDP has been asking for the budget to be released since before the election. Normally, Saskatchewan’s budget is put out around mid-March, but, because of the election, likely won’t be released for several weeks.
Broten said he remembered when Sask Party leader Brad Wall had big ideas for Saskatchewan, but said there’s almost nothing in this plan, and the ideas that are there show small thinking for Saskatchewan.
“He used to be talking about the promise of Saskatchewan, now he’s saying ‘well actually, we can’t release our budget, and here’s a few little points that you can look at.'”