The Sask. Party’s latest cold-hearted decision to force people who are unable to work due to a disability to pay for their economic mismanagement needs to be reversed, not just pushed back by several months.
With today’s announcement that the contentious Yancoal Potash Solution Mine has received conditional approval following the environmental assessment, the NDP is calling on the Sask. Party to come clean about what conditions they will demand to ensure the foreign state-owned company won’t put China’s interests ahead of Saskatchewan’s.
After nearly a decade of wasting the economic boom and blowing through the savings, the government is now forcing the province’s most vulnerable people to pay for Sask. Party mismanagement. The Sask. Party’s latest cold-hearted cut will take money away from people who are unable to work due to a disability.
Despite their spin, Sask. Party mismanagement and the refusal to diversify the economy has led to another month of job losses. Unemployment in Saskatchewan increased by 5,600 in July 2016 over last July, according to numbers released today by Statistics Canada.
“On behalf of all New Democrats across Saskatchewan, the Official Opposition, and Prince Albert Northcote MLA Nicole Rancourt, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the Husky Energy oil spill.
The Sask. Party finally released their year-end financial documents and revealed a deficit of more than $1.5 billion. The final numbers for the 2015-16 fiscal year are significantly worse than the Sask. Party claimed during the election and just 5 months ago in their third quarter update. Even when pension costs are excluded, the Sask. Party’s deficit is a quarter billion dollars higher than they had told the Saskatchewan people.