NDP call on Sask. Party to put people, and public pools, before politics

The Saskatchewan NDP is calling on the provincial government to end its bizarre stand-off over the funding of two Regina pools, and get to work on behalf of the people of the Queen City instead of using them to score cheap political points.

“These pools are the heart of their neighborhoods, and are cherished by Reginans,” said NDP Municipal Relations Critic Trent Wotherspoon. “The fact the Premier and his Sask. Party government are playing cheap political games over recreational spaces for our kids is incredibly petty and unprofessional.”

Wotherspoon believes the provincial government should be working to build infrastructure projects, not block them. He added that the province should have done their homework and submitted the list of projects back when they signed the deal for them a year ago, not six weeks ago.

“They’re desperate to distract from their failures on this file,” Wotherspoon said. “They signed this deal almost an entire year ago, but they didn’t bother to submit their initial list of proposals until six weeks ago. That doesn’t sound like a government that’s putting people first. 

“We deserve a government that will put Saskatchewan people first and will work with whoever is in office in Ottawa to get the job done.”