Provincial Budget News

An increase in taxes on alcohol were just one of many tax hikes announced in the 2017-18 provincial budget on March 22, 2017.

'Not surprised:' Sask. people react to tax hikes in provincial budget

By Kevin Martel March 23, 2017 - 7:59am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 8:22am

Not angry, but not happy.

That sums up what many are feeling regarding the tax increases unveiled in Wednesday's Saskatchewan budget.

Taxes on both alcohol and...

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark says the cut of the province’s grant in lieu program came “out of the blue” on March 22, 2017.

Saskatoon mayor says loss of grant in lieu program 'a real challenge'

By Lauren Golosky March 22, 2017 - 9:01pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 6:43am

It was a victory for the province’s cities that no changes were made to municipal revenue sharing in the 2017-18 budget.

But it was a short-lived victory, as another...

The provincial government announced it is taking control of Wascana Centre in the budget on March 22, 2017.

Province taking control of Wascana Centre

By 980 CJME March 22, 2017 - 6:20pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

Regina's Wascana Centre will now be managed and operated by the province.

It was announced in the budget Wednesday the government would take on sole responsibility for...

A hike in liquor taxes could be coming in the provincial budget after Premier Brad Wall said the province is making a shift towards consumption taxes. The budget comes down March 22, 2017.

People brace for potential tax hikes in Sask. budget

By Kevin Martel March 21, 2017 - 6:28am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 6:30am

People are preparing themselves for what could be a provincial budget filled with tax increases.

In a video posted to social media, Premier Brad Wall hinted to a shift...

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty adjusts his shoes ahead of the March 22, 2017 provincial budget.

Sask. finance minister considers symbolic shoes ahead of tough budget

By Sarah Mills March 20, 2017 - 6:34am Updated: March 20, 2017 - 6:45am

Traditionally, finance ministers wear shoes that symbolize what the budget stands for.

This year there's a deficit to contend with and the threat of wage cuts and job...

Saskatchewan's budget will be revealed in the afternoon of March 22, 2017.

Everything on the table one week ahead of Sask. budget

By Sarah Mills March 15, 2017 - 6:29am Updated: March 15, 2017 - 6:30am

The provincial budget is now just a week away, but not all of what comes out on March 22 will be a surprise.

The province is working to plug a $1.2 billion deficit by...

Premier Brad Wall said the provincial government still has yet to determine the exact figure on the provincial deficit. It's also trying to determine to best way to get back to balance. Feb.28, 2017

Wall hints at more time to plug $1.2B deficit

By Chris Carr February 28, 2017 - 7:16pm Updated: March 1, 2017 - 7:34am

Saskatchewan's deficit is projected at $1.2 billion, but could grow before the province's spring budget comes down.

Premier Brad Wall said this is because final numbers...

Saskatchewan's finance minister said lower income tax and corporate taxes are partially to blame for $600 million in lost revenue.

Sask. finance minister reports $600M revenue shortfall

By Lauren Golosky November 16, 2016 - 12:49pm Updated: November 17, 2016 - 6:45am

Expect a bigger deficit, perhaps even in the billion dollar range.

Saskatchewan’s Minister of Finance Kevin Doherty said the province has lost $600 million in revenue....

University of Regina entrance sign

Students could suffer if U of R budget doesn't get a boost

By Lisa Schick July 27, 2016 - 1:47pm Updated: July 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

Often university budgets can be inside-baseball, with the province and schools going back and forth negotiating over money – but now the lack of money given to the University...

NDP Finance Criti Cathy Sproule. June 1 2016

Sask. NDP question budget timing and spending

By Kevin Martel June 1, 2016 - 2:39pm Updated: June 1, 2016 - 2:45pm

The opposition NDP may be wondering if the SaskParty is in need of a watch, because it has several questions around the timing of the budget along with the so-called...

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere, Feb 2016

Regina mayor eager to see provincial budget

By Kevin Martel May 31, 2016 - 3:37pm Updated: May 31, 2016 - 3:45pm

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere has two main priorities he'd like to see when the provincial budget is announced Wednesday.

The first is the continuation of the municipal...

Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant construction.

How much money will Sask. get from federal government for infrastructure?

By Sarah Mills April 27, 2016 - 4:01pm Updated: April 29, 2016 - 7:26am

The federal budget is several weeks in the books and Saskatchewan's allocation of that money is now beginning to be revealed.

Ottawa has indicated Saskatchewan will...

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