POLITICS

Politicians return to Regina for spring sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature

03/03/2014 06:00 EST | Updated 05/03/2014 05:59 EDT
REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the cornerstone of the spring sitting of the legislature will be the budget and he says it will be balanced.

The spring sitting starts today and the budget is set to be tabled March 19.

Wall says he also thinks transportation delays that have left a record crop sitting in bins across the Prairies may influence the spring sitting too, calling it the top issue in the province right now.

Opposition NDP Leader Cam Broten says his party will push for improvements in schools, hospitals and seniors care facilities in the spring sitting.

The spring sitting is also when legislation that was introduced in the fall is passed.

Thirty-four bills were introduced last fall, including proposed traffic safety laws with tougher penalties for impaired driving and changes to the essential services labour law.