Session ends with Sask. Party still dodging accountability

As Premier Wall leaves the Legislature for the last time as Premier, he leaves a Sask. Party government that continues to make Saskatchewan people pay for Sask. Party mismanagement, scandal and waste.

“We congratulate the Premier for his many years of service to the province and wish him well in whatever comes next,” said NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer. “The end of session and the changes happening in the leadership of our parties, don’t change the struggles being faced by Saskatchewan people and they don’t change our resolve to keep fighting for those people against the Sask. Party’s heartless cuts and unfair tax hikes.”

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Reality Check: Sask. Party’s carbon tax is a tax – just ask them

There’s a lot wrong with what the Sask. Party are calling their plan to address carbon emissions – not the least of which is that it sets no targets for reducing carbon emissions. 

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Saskatchewan workers hit with highest job losses in Canada

According that the latest job figures from Statistics Canada, there are 6,400 fewer people working in Saskatchewan than last year. Over the last year, more jobs were lost in Saskatchewan than in any other province in the country.

“This is not news to the hard-working people I talk to who are struggling to make ends meet but we have to hope that it will be a wake-up call to the Sask. Party who have been ignoring reality,” said NDP Jobs Critic Vicki Mowat. “The Sask. Party’s approach of cutting important programs and services and giving tax breaks to the wealthy and well-connected is doing nothing to create or even protect Saskatchewan jobs.”

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Sask. Party should scrap PST hike to help small businesses

After their PST hike hurt all businesses, producers and families, the Sask. Party again fell short today with their Bill 84 which will only help a very small portion of businesses – those that are already making over $500,000 a year. The NDP is committed to finding ways to support all small businesses in Saskatchewan. 

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Sask. Party still failing to address high child poverty rates

According to a recent University of Regina study, Saskatchewan’s child poverty rates continue to be the worst in the country and the Sask. Party’s callous cuts and unfair tax hikes are not helping to make anything better for these children in need. 

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