REALITY CHECK: Exactly what does a Sask. Party Legislative Secretary do, anyway?

While the Sask. Party is laying off workers and slashing wages across the province, nine Sask. Party MLAs are being paid a $3,000 bonus and given the title ‘Legislative Secretary.’

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Sask. Party MLA to get pay bump, while cutting Saskatchewan workers

Even while the Sask. Party continue to dole out huge cuts to workers across the province, this week, the Premier announced another Sask. Party MLA will be rewarded with the pay bump that comes with the title of Legislative Secretary.

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Sask. Party mismanaging Regina Bypass instead of investing in Saskatchewan highways and safety

In releasing her report today, Saskatchewan’s Auditor found that the consequences of the Sask. Party’s mismanagement, scandal, and waste at the Regina Bypass have gone beyond the shocking increase in cost from $400 million to $2 billion. She also revealed that the Sask. Party is putting Saskatchewan roads and the safety of Saskatchewan people at risk. 

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Sask. Party failing families, seniors, and children in healthcare: Auditor

In her most recent report, the Provincial Auditor raised concerns with the Sask. Party’s record on healthcare and highlighted failures in long-term care. She also raised concerns about long waits for MRIs as well as flaws in Northern immunization programs.

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Surgery wait times continue to trend in wrong direction

Despite continued promises from the Sask. Party, surgery wait times in Saskatchewan have been getting longer, and as a result of the recent Sask. Party budget, health regions have warned that they will only get longer. 

“It’s unacceptable to have anyone wait longer and longer for surgeries while no solutions, just cuts, are being presented by the Sask. Party,” said NDP Health Critic Danielle Chartier. “Surgery wait times have been going in the wrong direction for the last two years and for too long, the Sask. Party has hidden behind a broken promise – that provides no comfort to the many who are still waiting.”

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