Saskatchewan’s Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says the third quarter report for this fiscal year will be released on the same day as the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
The third quarter ended December 31st, which has prompted the official opposition to wonder what is taking so long.
Doherty says this year differs from last year, with the times of release changed due to the election, but it was the same situation 2 years ago.
At the SUMA convention earlier this month, the Premier estimated the deficit had risen to $1.2-billion.
Doherty says he can’t say for sure what that number will be, but it will be around that figure.
The third quarter report and budget will be announced March 22nd with the fourth quarter ending March 31st.