Opposition Leader Cam Broten has shuffled the critic responsibilities of the NDP MLAs.
“I want to take every opportunity to build a strong, forward-looking Opposition” said Broten. “Matching MLAs’ critic duties with their strengths and the issues they’re passionate about will make us even stronger.”
Broten will keep the portfolios he took on when he was elected leader, including executive council, First Nations and Metis relations, intergovernmental affairs and immigration.
Among the changes, Danielle Chartier, the MLA for Saskatoon Riversdale, moves into the health and seniors portfolio and deputy leader Trent Wotherspoon, a teacher, adds the education portfolio to his critic duties.
“Seniors care and education are my top priorities because this government is seriously failing to hold up its end of the deal when it comes to those critical services,” said Broten. “Danielle and Trent are eager to demand better for Saskatchewan families.”
Broten and the NDP MLAs spent the summer listening to the serious concerns of Saskatchewan families, and will use the fall session of the legislative assembly to demand accountability and action from the government.
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For more information, contact:
Erin Morrison, NDP caucus
Official Opposition critic duties
Cam Broten [Leader] Critic for Executive Council; First Nations and Métis Relations; Intergovernmental Affairs; and Immigration
Trent Wotherspoon [Deputy Leader] Critic for Education; Municipal Relations; Urban Affairs; Finance; Economy; and the Global Transportation Hub
John Nilson [Deputy House Leader] Critic for Crown Investments Corporation; Energy and Resources; Justice; and Corrections and Policing; Associate Critic for Health
Buckley Belanger [Deputy Whip] Critic for Highways and Infrastructure; SaskEnergy; SaskWater; and the Water Security Agency
Warren McCall [House Leader] Critic for Advanced Education; SaskTel; Central Services; the Lean Initiative; Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation; and the Provincial Capital Commission
David Forbes [Caucus Chair] Critic for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety; Social Services; Housing; Community-Based Organizations; WCB; and Diversity, Equality and Human Rights; Associate Critic for Education
Doyle Vermette [Whip] Critic for Northern Saskatchewan; SGI; and STC; Associate Critic for First Nations and Métis Relations
Danielle Chartier [Chair of Public Accounts] Critic for Health; Seniors; Women; and Early Learning and Childcare
Cathy Sproule [Deputy Caucus Chair] Critic for Agriculture; Rural Affairs; Environment; SaskPower; Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport; SLGA; Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation; Francophone Affairs and the Provincial Secretary