Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald; Sask. tables $685 million deficit budget

By Lisa Goudy
File photo/Times-Herald
The Saskatchewan Legislature.

Facing a current $1.3 billion deficit, the Saskatchewan government tabled a $685 million deficit budget for 2017-18 Wednesday that includes tax increases and will result in 574 job losses.

“When you’re going through these kinds of decisions, I take no comfort in this. These are tough decisions, but what I said last June was we have to get back to delivering the core services that the people of this province want from their provincial government,” said Finance Minister Kevin Doherty.

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