03/31/2016 04:00 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

Campaigning continues for Monday's Saskatchewan provincial election

Saskatchewan Party Leader Brad Wall is hitting rural parts of the province while NDP Leader Cam Broten is going after Wall for keeping the budget under wraps.

Broten said Wednesday that Wall and his government should have made the budget public and given people a look at the numbers before the provincial election was called.

A third-quarter budget update released just before the campaign started showed a 427-million-dollar deficit this fiscal year and projects a deficit for next year, too.

Wall, meanwhile, admitted most of his policy announcements have been made in the big cities because that's where the media is, but he visited several smaller spots on Wednesday.

He said some of his campaign promises will help rural Saskatchewan, including a new tax credit for volunteer firefighters and first responders and 70 million dollars over three years to repair more highways.


The Canadian Press