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Moe promises affordability relief for Sask residents

Premier Scott Moe took to social media Monday to announce a $500 affordability cheque will be coming to all Saskatchewan adults this fall.

Citing the benefits of the resource sector, Moe says residents “own the resources and should benefit when the returns are high.” As well, he says the finance minister will deliver more details, Tuesday on “paying down the debt and relief for small businesses.”

The opposition NDP, who have been criticizing the government for months on its inability to offer relief to residents facing inflationary pressures are saying in a release that the Sask Party is putting its “political interests above the wellbeing of the people of Saskatchewan.”

“The Sask. Party sat on billions in windfall revenues, while Saskatchewan families have been struggling with historic inflation rates, rising cost of living expenses and record gas prices,” says Trent Wotherspoon, NDP opposition finance critic.

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He adds other provinces offered relief months ago and the “Sask. Party has waited until right before their by-election call.

The Saskatoon-Meewasin seat is vacant and a by-election must be held within six months, or by January 1st next year. Moe is yet to call the date.

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