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Wall’s Saskatchewan Party wins majority

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by JOC News Service

Saskatchewan - Brad Wall's Saskatchewan Party will once again lead the province with a majority government after capturing 60 per cent of the vote. The April 4 election results have returned the Saskatchewan Party to power with its third consecutive majority government.
Wall’s Saskatchewan Party wins majority

Before the vote, Wall said the NDP made a lot of empty promises when they were in government, but never delivered.

"We are standing in front of a brand new hospital that the NDP talked about for many, many years but never delivered," Wall said, standing outside the new Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital, which opened last year. "It's symbolic of the difference between our government and theirs."

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) welcomed the result as Saskatchewan has one of the most active P3 markets in Canada. It has developed nine projects at the provincial and municipal levels in a variety of sectors.

According to the council, each of these P3 projects has demonstrated hundreds of millions of dollars in savings and innovatively addressed the needs of communities across the province.

"Public-private partnerships are an important tool for public sector agencies to consider when contemplating the need to expand or improve their infrastructure projects," says Mark Romoff, CCPPP president and CEO.

"Our council commends the Premier and his government for their leadership in promoting the appropriate use of P3s to support Saskatchewan's growth and prosperity."

The Saskatchewan Party campaigned on a series of infrastructure promises, including implementing its highways 2020 plan which aims to fix more highways through a $70 million surge in funding and $2.7 billion in highways and transportation funding over four years.

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