Deficit News

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation thinks the Wall government didn't do enough to cut spending in the provincial budget unveiled March 22, 2017.

'Tomorrow never comes:' Taxpayers Federation skeptical about future surplus in Sask.

By Kevin Martel March 25, 2017 - 1:39pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 1:56pm

The provincial budget puts off tough decisions and instead forces families to make the difficult spending choices, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).


The NDP blame fiscal mismanagement by the provincial government for the $1.2 billion deficit.

'It won’t change anything:' Sask. unions and NDP oppose forced unpaid days off

By Sarah Mills February 16, 2017 - 7:07am Updated: February 16, 2017 - 7:07am

If ever it need a rallying cry, Saskatchewan's biggest union now has one.

The Saskatchewan Government Employee Union (SGEU) will fight what it calls the latest attack on...

The province is looking at ideas like wage rollbacks, job cuts, tax increases and forced unpaid days off as it grapples with a $1.2 billion deficit.

Sask. government looking at days off without pay for public sector

By Sarah Mills February 15, 2017 - 6:26am Updated: February 15, 2017 - 4:52pm

Unpaid days off for the public sector is being considered as the provincial government wrestles with a $1.2-billion deficit.

It's estimated if every public sector...

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark expressed his concerns over the province's potential cost-cutting measures in a radio interview with 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks.

Calls for caution as Saskatchewan tackles $1.2B deficit

By 650 CKOM February 7, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: February 7, 2017 - 12:15pm

As weak commodity prices continue battering the provincial budget, some are calling on the Sask. Party to run a deficit to avoid large spending cuts or tax hikes.


Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaks at the SUMA Conference in Saskatoon on Feb. 6, 2017.

Wall paints grim budget picture, announces $1.2B deficit

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 6, 2017 - 3:42pm Updated: February 6, 2017 - 5:25pm

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says everything is on the table when it comes to bringing a $1.2-billion deficit to balance.

Wall made the remarks during a speech to the...

The Saskatchewan government is looking at different ways to address a projected $1-billion deficit.

Fit to cut? Taxpayers' federation says province should look at manager benefits

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 5:27pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:28pm

A spokesperson for the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation (CTF) is suggesting the Government of Saskatchewan ought to cut a fitness program that allows provincial managers to...

SEIU West president Barbara Cape said employees are concerned how wage rollbacks and potential layoffs will affect the standard of care.

'Timing was poor:' Union braces for possible wage rollbacks, layoffs

By Britton Gray January 4, 2017 - 6:41am Updated: January 4, 2017 - 6:41am

SEIU West is concerned about the possibility of its members facing wage rollbacks, or possibly layoffs, as the provincial government tackles a $1 billion deficit.

In a...

The mid-year financial report forecasts a $1 billion deficit by the end of the fiscal year.

Update: $1B deficit forecast for Saskatchewan by end of April

By Sarah Mills November 22, 2016 - 6:23am Updated: November 22, 2016 - 4:11pm

The financial picture for Saskatchewan is far from rosy as a $1 billion deficit is forecast by the end of the fiscal year.

That's the picture coming from the mid-year...

Saskatchewan's finance minister said lower income tax and corporate taxes are partially to blame for $600 million in lost revenue.

Sask. finance minister reports $600 million revenue shortfall

By Lauren Golosky November 16, 2016 - 12:49pm Updated: November 17, 2016 - 6:46am

Expect a bigger deficit, perhaps even in the billion dollar range.

Saskatchewan’s Minister of Finance Kevin Doherty said the province has lost $600 million in revenue....

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty presenting the budget in the Legislature. June 1 2016

Saskatchewan budget 2016-17 shows deficit of $434 million

By Sarah Mills, 980 CJME June 1, 2016 - 2:29pm Updated: June 1, 2016 - 3:06pm

It is no surprise Saskatchewan's financial picture isn't rosy.

The province is in deficit by $434 million, and while it insists it will get back to balance within two...

Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party leader Rick Swenson.

PC Party calls out Sask. Party on deficit

By Lisa Schick March 28, 2016 - 3:59pm Updated: March 29, 2016 - 7:29am

Saskatchewan taxpayers could be saddled with a significantly bigger deficit in five years than the major parties in the election are projecting, according to the Progressive...

Federal Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

Saskatchewan offers mixed reviews on federal budget

By Sarah Mills, The Canadian Press March 22, 2016 - 5:46pm Updated: March 22, 2016 - 6:05pm

Provincial and municipal leaders in Saskatchewan are reacting to the federal budget.

Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered a budget projecting a $29.4 billion...