Premier Brad Wall is suggesting fixing the deficit situation in this province will fall partly on what he terms a "shift in consumption taxes."
Exactly which consumption taxes and how much of a shift will be made clear come Wednesday in the provincial budget. Wall points out no one expected resource revenues to fall below the low end of the resource revenue forecasts. And the consequence was depleting the rain day fund as well as running up, reportedly, a 1.2 billion dollar deficit. The Facebook message was much the same as what Premier Wall told delegates at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention in Saskatoon last week but the biggest difference is pinpointing when the books will be balanced, which will be in three years, just in time for another election.