The Sask. Party wants to know where the NDP’s economic plan is.
Party leader Brad Wall was in Moose Jaw for a campaign stop on Saturday morning where he reiterated his belief that the number one issue for this election is the economy.
“Which party has the best team, the best plan, the best ideas to protect jobs that exist here today, and to create new jobs today and for tomorrow.”
But Wall said it’s not just for the flattering pie charts, touting his government’s record on low unemployment rates and high job creation.
“We’re focused on the economy so that we have a tax base that can, oh I don’t know, build a brand new hospital in Moose Jaw … it’s the economy that would help pay for the first ever MRI outside of Regina and Saskatoon right here at that brand new hospital in Moose Jaw.”
Wall also unveiled a clock at the stop, with the numbers in backward order. He said it’s keeping track of how many days the NDP goes in the campaign without releasing an economic plan.
“Yes, the clock is going to go backwards, because I think if the people of this province, in this election decided, for whatever reason, to choose the New Democrats as the next government, I think they would take this province backwards.”
NDP shoots back
In the meantime, the NPD put out a news release, asking where the Sask. Party’s budget is, saying that if it were good for families then Wall would release it.
A third-quarter budget report was released last month, but the NDP said that, with a $427 million deficit, a $51.3 million cut to education and debt up to $13.5 billion, it didn’t look healthy.
“As long as the Sask. Party keeps the elusive budget hidden, taxpayers won’t know more until after they vote – but perhaps that’s just how Wall wants it,” read the release.