The Liberal Plan for Real Change in Saskatchewan
Building a Strong and Diversified Economy
Investments in Infrastructure to get
Goods and Resources to Market
Increase investment in infrastructure initiatives to
improve transport of Saskatchewan goods and
resources to existing and new markets.
Collaborate with First Nations to support innovative
ideas to improve employment and development
opportunities across the province.
Reinstate Film Tax Credit
Restore the film employment tax credit eliminated
by the Sask Party to start rebuilding the film
industry in the province.
Immigration is Key to Future Growth
Increase permanent immigration levels to provide
the labour force required by Saskatchewan
businesses to grow.
Gradually phase out the temporary foreign workers
program by providing a path to permanent citizenship.
Invest in the Future
Once the public debt is fully eliminated, invest 50%
of all future non-renewable resource revenues into
a new sovereign wealth fund.
Supporting Sustainable Communities
Raise the basic personal income tax exemption to a
level equivalent to a full-time minimum wage job,
allowing low income earners more disposable
income to cover the basic necessities of life.
Green Energy Entrepreneurship
Mandate SaskPower to purchase locally produced
renewable energy at a fair market rate.
Offer an income tax rebate to homeowners,
businesses and farms covering up to 25% of the
cost of installing solar or wind generation facilities.
Bringing Leadership to Health Care
We oppose the creation of a two-tier health system as proposed by the Sask Party plan that would allow private fee-for-service MRI clinics to operate.
We will also:
- Roll-back the broad scale implementation of the lean system in health care
- Support palliative care services, both home/community-based and in hospital
- Expand home care services
- Undertake initiatives to reduce emergency room wait times
Making Education Work for Everyone
Reduce Post-Secondary Debt
Stabilize provincial funding for universities to
alleviate rising tuition rates.
Reduce rate of interest for government student loans.
Provide Stable Funding for K–12 Education
Ensure per-student funding to school districts reflects current year enrolment numbers.
Provide schools and teachers with access to discretionary
funds to cover individual classroom needs.
Implementing Fair and
Limit Political Donations
Ban political party contributions from corporations and unions, and eliminate third party political advertising.
Reduce the Size of the Legislature
Reduce the number of MLAs in the Legislature from 61 to 48 members to reduce cost and maximize efficiency.
Review all current government procurement procedures (including land purchases) to ensure that they are fair, transparent and in the best interest of taxpayers.