Sask. Party underfunds education and training, jobs go unfilled

There are 3,700 fewer people working in Saskatchewan’s private sector compared to a year ago – a result of the fact that the Sask. Party doesn’t have a plan to fill employer needs with a smart post-secondary and skills training plan.

"Saskatchewan businesses keep delivering good news for Saskatchewan," said Trent Wotherspoon, NDP critic for the economy. "But, the Sask. Party is throwing a wrench in the plans of businesses by underfunding universities, SIAST and apprenticeship programs. The government doesn’t have a smart-growth plan to increase the number of skilled workers at the same rate as the province is growing."

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Sask. Party’s dismissive attitude unacceptable

Cam Broten and the NDP MLAs ended this week in the Legislature by calling on the Sask. Party government to stop dismissing the concerns of real people.

"The Sask. Party is putting politics ahead of people," said Broten. "A flood of people have been willing to speak out – especially on the unacceptable state of seniors care in Saskatchewan – and the Sask. Party has stubbornly dug in their heels and refused to acknowledge the real concerns of people right in front of them."

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Sask. Party puts people last in financial struggle

Despite the strong economy the Sask. Party is making painful cuts, leaving some people and institutions in crisis.

This week at the legislature, NDP Leader Cam Broten and the NDP team shone a light on the affect of cuts and funding shortfalls the Sask. Party is stubbornly forcing onto seniors, vulnerable children and SIAST students and staff.

"The fact that the Sask. Party is struggling in such a strong economy is worrisome," said Broten. "The fact that Saskatchewan families are bearing the brunt of the Sask. Party's decisions is unacceptable."

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Saskatchewan makes history with Howard’s Law

MLAs on both sides of the aisle have voted unanimously to pass a groundbreaking asbestos registry law.

Howard’s Law was introduced by NDP Leader Cam Broten in the fall. It will create a mandatory registry of public buildings that contain asbestos and require that list to be available online – the first system of its kind in Canada.

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NDP demands better for students and seniors

NDP Leader Cam Broten has made seniors care and K-12 education his priorities – and he brought examples to the Legislature this week to explain how deep the need is for students and seniors.

Carrie Klassen was at the Legislature this week to explain what she has witnessed in the seniors care home in which her mother lives.

“The facts that she was able to give us are, very sadly, evidence of how the seniors care system is in crisis,” said Broten. “Our parents and our grandmas and grandpas deserve better.”

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