Sask. Party plows ahead with more health care cuts

Today, with the release of their rushed health care report, the Sask. Party announced the next phase of their cuts. Communities across Saskatchewan have already been forced to struggle without adequate health care services and at least 90 front front-line care positions have already been cut from Regina and Saskatoon. Today’s announcement to scrap the 12 existing health regions down to one, will do nothing to undo the damage already caused by the Sask. Party’s mismanagement, scandal, and waste.

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Statement by Trent Wotherspoon in response to more Sask. Party cuts

In response to comments by Premier Brad Wall that the Sask. Party would be making even deeper cuts to Saskatchewan workers and services, Official Opposition Leader Trent Wotherspoon made the following statement: 

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Reality Check: Sask. Party’s lack of credibility showing on federal issues

Today, yet another premier has sat down with the federal government and, by negotiating reasonably, has walked away with a good deal for their province.

Whether it’s health care, the environment, sustainable energy, or growing the economy, Brad Wall and the Sask. Party have chosen to stomp their feet, cause scenes, and have outright refused to negotiate with the federal government. And, to no surprise, the Sask. Party’s petulant actions have gotten Saskatchewan nowhere.

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Concerns mounting over Sask. Party supported private plasma donation clinic

The Saskatchewan NDP is once again calling on the Sask. Party to rethink its support of the opening of a private plasma donation clinic in Saskatoon after the Canadian Blood Services recently raised a number of concerns.

“Initially there were concerns around the adverse effects the private clinic would have on a public system that should have been bolstered instead of undermined,” said NDP Health Critic Danielle Chartier. “Now, plasma donations are dropping and Canadian Blood Services no longer sees the clinic as a viable option to increase donors and has concerns that patients will be put at risk. It’s clear that the privatized option was the wrong choice from the get-go.”

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