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Sask. budget ads cost taxpayers $70,000

Like bragging about getting a D says CTF.
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The provincial government spent $70,417 to advertise its budget in print, online and on social media, according to the documents obtained by the CTF.

SASKATOON — The government of Saskatchewan spent about $70,000 to advertise its latest budget, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

“It’s a special kind of irony when the government is wasting taxpayers’ money to let them know they spent a bunch of taxpayers’ money,” said Gage Haubrich, CTF Prairie director.

“The government shouldn’t be wasting money on ads to talk about a budget that isn’t balanced and wastes hundreds of millions of dollars on debt interest payments.

“This budget advertising is like bragging about getting a D on your report card.”

The provincial government spent $70,417 to advertise its budget in print, online and on social media, according to the .

The feature stock photos and short videos with explainers highlighting government spending amounts on different projects and programs.

The government unveiled its on March 20, and is projecting a deficit of $273 million for 2024-25. By the end of 2025, the debt will be $21.1 billion. Interest payments on the debt will cost taxpayers $728.2 million this year, working out to about $597 per Saskatchewanian, says the CTF.