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.”
The NDP spent the legislative week calling on the Sask. Party to consider facts, consultation and research before pushing its agenda.
“The Sask. Party is stubborn,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten. “It has been pushing its agenda without listening, without research and without evidence.”
The Sask. Party’s provincial budget cuts health care, fails students and schools and relies on short-sighted privatization schemes.
In health care, the Sask. Party’s budget features a $54 million shortfall for health regions and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, and no new long-term care facilities for seniors – only recycled announcements.
NDP Leader Cam Broten’s first week in the Legislature was used to get to work on the areas he’ll focus on as leader of the official Opposition, Saskatchewan’s NDP.
“I’ll cooperate with the government and support things that are working in Saskatchewan,” said Broten. “But I want to see changes where Saskatchewan deserves better, including a sustainable growth plan for education and better long-term care for seniors.”
A bill to create a registry of public buildings which contain asbestos has moved forward with unanimous support in the Legislature – a rare victory for a private member’s bill.
The Asbestos Right-to-Know Act, also dubbed Howard’s Law, is a private member’s bill that was introduced by NDP Leader Cam Broten in November. In a first-week victory for the new NDP leader, Broten’s bill passed second reading and will now move into the committee phase.