There is no question that the public service plays an important role in delivering services to the citizens of Saskatchewan. I value their service and expertise.
There are many variables that influence the provincial budget, most notably resource revenues. Therefore, I believe that balancing the budget is more complicated than a 3.5% reduction for public service workers. Absolutely we need to find efficiencies in government, and I know there are better ways to do things. But savings should come from the back room, not from the frontline.