Saskatchewan premier, health minister accuse NDP of politicizing coronavirus, ‘fearmongering’

Premier Scott Moe and Health Minister Jim Reiter accused the Saskatchewan NDP of “fearmongering” over COVID-19 and politicizing the issue for political gain as an early election looms.

“This is not a political issue. This is an issue where most certainly people in governance positions need to provide that stable environment so that we can make what are very serious decisions,” said Moe on Tuesday.

“This should not be politicized. The NDP are attempting to do that, they are fearmongering in respect to questions in the House and media and they simply shouldn’t do it.”

Their comments came after NDP Leader Ryan Meili asked the Saskatchewan Party to postpone the budget by a few weeks following the oil price crash and the spread of COVID-19.

“Introducing a budget without taking into account economic realities we’re dealing with over the last few days is irresponsible,” said Meili.

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