REGINA — Saskatchewan's NDP leader is calling the Saskatchewan Party's platform "boring."
Cam Broten told reporters in front of the legislature building on Sunday that the election platform contains little for Saskatchewan people.
Premier Brad Wall released the Saskatchewan Party's platform on Saturday and the promises total just over $105 million dollars.
Wall says that's just one-fifth of one per cent of total government expenditures, so he says the promises are affordable even during the challenges posed by low oil prices.
Newly elected Saskatchewan NDP Leader Cam Broten speaks with media following his new leader address at the Saskatchewan NDP Convention at in Saskatoon on Sunday, March 10, 2013. (Photo: Liam Richards/Canadian Press)
Broten says he remembered when Wall had big ideas for Saskatchewan and he notes the platform doesn't have a budget.
The NDP had been asking for the budget to be released before the April 4 election.
"If Mr. Wall can't trust the people of Saskatchewan with his budget, why on earth should they trust him with their votes?" Broten asked.
"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.'"
"If Mr. Wall can't trust the people of Saskatchewan with his budget, why on earth should they trust him with their votes?"
Wall promised if the Saskatchewan Party is re-elected April 4th, it will rebuild the province's rainy day fund when oil prices rise above US$75 dollars per barrel.
But the NDP said in a news release that the Saskatchewan Party blew through the rainy day fund during sunny times when oil prices were higher than US$75 per barrel.
The party also noted that Wall plans to keep "his endless stream of overpaid consultants" and refuses to sell the government's airplanes.
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