There is so much concern about the government's reckless and ineffective plan to address high water levels in the Quill Lakes that the Opposition New Democrats are calling for the plan to be scrapped entirely before the government causes irreparable harm.
The government is planning to divert water flow from Kutawagan Creek into Last Mountain Lake, mixing salt water and freshwater, putting world-class fish spawning grounds, lakes and rivers at risk. Even the government’s own data shows that the salt water which it plans to divert has a fish-killing salinity level. The Last Mountain Lake Stewardship Group notes, “it will discharge the highest concentrations of saline water and pollutants downstream to Last Mountain Lake, when compared to the other diversion options.”Read more
Saskatchewan lost 10,600 full-time jobs over the last year, with agriculture, resource development, construction and manufacturing among the sectors that experienced the biggest job losses.
That's according to the latest report from Statistics Canada, released Friday. It shows that Alberta added 46,300 full-time jobs and Manitoba added 7,100 full-time jobs over the same period that Saskatchewan saw a significant drop in full-time jobs.Read more
I know all of us have been deeply moved by the images we've seen in recent days of young children who tragically died while fleeing war in Syria. And we can only imagine how many other horrors have happened, and continue to happen, away from the lens of a camera.
Given the massive scale of the Syrian refugee crisis, I am calling on the Government of Saskatchewan to partner with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), mosques, churches and community groups to help settle as many Syrian refugee families as possible.Read more
With the school year kicking off this week, Saskatchewan’s New Democrats want to ensure that the Sask. Party government’s costly Lean experiment is kept out of our province’s classrooms.
“The start of school is always an exciting time, and we certainly hope it’s the beginning of a great year for students, teachers and education workers throughout our province,” said NDP deputy leader and education critic Trent Wotherspoon. “But we’re hearing a lot of concern and frustration about this government’s plan to impose their toxic Lean pet project on our education system. These kind of misplaced priorities and bad choices need to stop.Read more
Taxpayers spent at least $1.8 million for senior health administrators to become private Lean consultants
Government claimed there was a five-year return service arrangement, so Opposition wants training costs reimbursed
After Saskatchewan taxpayers paid for their Lean training, several senior health administrators have left our health care system and taken up lucrative consulting gigs.
Former Saskatoon Health Region CEO Maura Davies and former Kaizen Promotion Office director Candice Bryden have joined the Sask. Party government's American Lean consulting firm, John Black and Associates. Former Saskatoon Health Region Chair Jim Rhode and former 3sHealth vice president Bonnie Blakley have established their own Lean consulting firm.