October 13, 2015 2:03 pm

Brad Wall says federal NDP policies not in best interest for Saskatchewan

The federal New Democrats and Leader Tom Mulcair are running up against a wall in Saskatchewan.

Mike McKinnon / Global News
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REGINA – The federal New Democrats and Leader Tom Mulcair are running up against a wall in Saskatchewan.

Premier Brad Wall says the policies of the New Democrats are not in the best economic interest of Saskatchewan and points directly to the N-D-Ps’ opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

Wall says the trade agreement is the most important issue in the election and is good for the province.

The comments come after Wall sent letters to Mulcair, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau asking for their positions on genetically modified crops, pipelines and equalization.

The equalization program transfers money to poorer provinces to fund public services.

Wall says the formula needs to be modernized and that reform needs federal leadership.

But he says the position of all three leaders on the issue is disappointing, noting they all basically say that the provinces need
to work it out.

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