Unifor says that building a strong province requires more than one-time infrastructure spending outlined in the provincial budget. The union says that the Saskatchewan Party government has failed to invest in the people and institutions of Saskatchewan that make the province great.
“Privatization is costly for the people of Saskatchewan. Today’s budget adds proposes even more risky experiments that don’t create good jobs or build for the future,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor’s Western Director.
Unifor is calling on the Brad Wall government to make investments in public services and crown corporations to build for Saskatchewan’s future. Saskatchewan residents are owners of some of Canada’s strongest crown corporations but the provincial government is increasingly using them to park government debt.
“Our crown corporations represent some of the greatest made-in-Saskatchewan innovations in the history of our province,” said Warnock.