Saskatchewan Greens stunned at highlights of the provincial budget
Regina, Saskatchewan – Green Party of Saskatchewan Leader Victor Lau is floored by the highlights of the 2012 provincial budget. “I can’t believe the film tax credit is gone,” says Lau. “This drives a dagger through the heart of the province’s film industry. What will become of the Regina Sound Stage, after millions of taxpayer’s dollars were invested in it?” Other measures that puzzle Lau include the new Ambulance fees and the extra fees for the Saskatchewan Drug Plan for Seniors.
“And if that isn’t enough,” says Lau, “what was supposed to be an austerity budget is instead a runaway freight train of new spending.” Lau figures the budget lacks vision, and that Finance Minister Ken Krawetz should look to the Green Party’s election platform from the 2011 provincial election for future inspiration.