Brad Wall's Deficit Could Have Built Three Domed Stadiums In Saskatchewan
-Saskatchewan has been breaking temperature records this week
-the Roughriders are hosting the CFL Western Final this weekend (and)
-Brad Wall's Saskatchewan Party government just brought down the second worst deficit in the province's history!
Up until yesterday, the hottest political topic was whether or not the provincial government should proceed with a plan to build a domed stadium in Regina - a new home for our beloved Roughriders to play.
Well guess what ... the size of Brad Wall's current deficit is big enough to have built THREE domed stadiums! One for Regina, one for Saskatoon and one for perhaps Moose Jaw or Prince Albert!
But don't just take my word on it ......
"What was truly most disturbing was the complete and total lack of humility we saw from this Saskatchewan Party government, which should damn well be embarrassed by its own incompetence right now, rather than celebrating. Yes, celebrating.
We just witnessed Thursday a Saskatchewan finance minister present a mid-year budget update revealing that a surplus he forecast last March was now an overall $1.05-billion deficit. It's the biggest deficit since 1991-92 ($1.3 billion), when the provincial government was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and the second-biggest deficit ever.
And Gantefoer gets two standing ovations from his caucus colleagues in Thursday's question period? Are you kidding us? What is it about running government that you don't understand?"
"Finance Minister Rod Gantefoer clearly was uncomfortable when he stood in the legislature Thursday to defend his government's mid-year fiscal numbers. His discomfort was deserved. [...] Taxpayers deserve to have the government budget honestly."
Saskatoon Star Phoenix