Saskatchewan’s NDP leader isn’t impressed by the Sask. Party’s platform, which was revealed on Saturday.
Cam Broten and several of his candidates were gathered in front of the legislative building on Sunday for an early morning run, speaking to reporters beforehand.
“It’s a boring platform that really contains very, very little for Saskatchewan people,” Broten said.
An NDP new release used words like “uninspiring” and “misplaced priorities” to describe the plan.
Broten mentioned that there was no budget in the Sask. Party’s platform. He said he’d been hearing from people on their doorsteps, wondering where it is.
“If Mr. Wall can’t trust the people of Saskatchewan with his budget, why on earth should they trust him with their votes?”
The NDP had been asking for the budget to be released before the election. Normally Saskatchewan’s budget would be put out around mid-March, but because of the election, it likely won’t be released for several weeks.
Broten said he remembered when Brad Wall had big ideas for Saskatchewan, but Broten said there’s almost nothing in this plan, and the ideas that are there show small thinking in terms of what’s possible 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.'”