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Saskatchewan reviews spending in face of $1B shortfall

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says everything is on the table and tough decisions must be made

May 31, 2016  by The Canadian Press

REGINA—Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the province is facing a $1 billion shortfall in resource revenue.

Wall made the comment in the legislature while defending cuts to heritage language schools as part of a review of all spending.

The premier says the government has to focus on core services.

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says that billion-dollar shortfall in resource revenue is a big hole to fill.

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Doherty says everything is on the table and the government has had to make some tough decisions.

In February, Doherty said the province was aiming for a $259-million deficit in the upcoming budget to be tabled June 1.


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