Anniversary of Broncos crash: Saskatchewan government urged to change budget day
|Toronto Star 23 Feb 2021 at 14:47|
REGINA - The Saskatchewan Opposition is urging Premier Scott Moe to change the government’s plan to introduce its spring budget on the anniversary of the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash.
Sixteen people were killed and thirteen others were injured when a semi-truck ran a stop sign at a rural intersection and hurtled into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus on April 6, 2018.
An inexperienced truck driver is in prison after pleading guilty to causing the crash.
NDP finance critic Trent Wotherspoon says he has heard from one victim’s relatives, who are outraged the Saskatchewan Party government intends to introduce its budget on April 6.
He says presenting the budget on the tragedy’s three-year anniversary would be insensitive and the day should be moved.
A spokeswoman for Moe says the date was chosen because the government needed more time to put the budget together after last year’s fiscal plan was delayed.