"The Sask. Party government changed the rules on a program that was generally working very well for the province. It's about time they recognize how rushed and wrong these changes are," Broten said.
"When the Sask. Party suddenly made extreme changes that effectively gutted the family class program, the people who came to Saskatchewan in hopes of bringing their families here were left feeling betrayed," said Broten.
Despite repeated calls for a reasonable compromise from Broten and the NDP, along with a protest by hundreds of people at the Legislature in May, the Sask. Party originally refused to listen and consider any type of reasonable change.
"Now, the new minister has told the media he will review some of the changes, but he has not been clear about what is on the table and what is not," Broten said. "After the SaskParty initially shocked many people with sudden and unreasonable changes to the Immigrant Nominee Program, individuals and families are now feeling confused and unsure about what the future holds for them in Saskatchewan."
Broten called on the Sask. Party to publicly detail what is being reviewed in the nominee program, what the timeline for review will be and whether it would consider a grandfather clause for those people who had already moved to the province and planned to nominate family members to move to Saskatchewan.
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