The second epidemic budget hit hard in Saskatchewan as COVID-19 types

Regina – Saskatchewan is due to table its budget today, outlining how the province plans to manage the spread of COVID-19 in the coming year.

Regina – Saskatchewan is due to table its budget today, outlining how the province plans to manage the spread of COVID-19 in the coming year.

Prime Minister Scott Mo, the novel Corona virus and the uncertainty surrounding revenue means that the government will not be able to eliminate its planned $ 2 billion deficit by 2024.

Moe made that promise during his campaign for the general election last October, in which the Saskatchewan party won its fourth majority.

It was followed by an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the fall and winter, which led to capacity restrictions for restaurants and retailers.

The 2021-22 spending plan comes as Regina and surrounding communities struggle with the spread of highly contagious viral strains, resulting in the cessation of eating in restaurants and indoor event venues.

The province has been providing emergency payments to small businesses affected by its public health orders since last December.

Although the budget will be presented for the first time since Moe was re-elected prime minister, it will be the second budget of his government to be tabled during an epidemic.

The Saskatchewan government and the Public Employees Union are urging the province to do more, including a pay rise to support workers at the forefront of epidemics.

Acting Chairman Rosen Streleski said in a statement that most of the financial assistance provided to workers came from the federal government and that he believed there was room to spend in the province.

The budget revelation marks the start of the eight-week spring session of the legislature.

The number of members in the legislature will be barred from coming under COVID-19 remote rules.

48 Saskatchewan party representatives and 13 opposition NDP members are being asked to stay in Regina as they offer a travel advice to the capital.

This report of the Canadian edition was first published on April 6, 2021

The Canadian Press

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