Gender and sexual diversity alliance legislation needed: NDP

Many positive steps have been taken to strengthen the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQ2 community in Saskatchewan in the last number of years, but much more can be done. NDP Diversity, Equality and Human Rights critic David Forbes notes that one important step would be to support Saskatchewan youth by providing legislation to enshrine Gender and Sexual diversity Alliances (GSAs).

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Statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition and Saskatchewan's NDP regarding the shooting in Orlando, Florida

Today, NDP Leader Trent Wotherspoon made the following statement:

“As details continue to come in about the horrifying and almost unimaginable attack last night in Orlando, Florida, on behalf of Saskatchewan New Democrats, I extend my thoughts, prayers, and sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and all affected.

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More Saskatchewan jobs lost while Sask. Party cuts deeper

Saskatchewan’s employment numbers continued the troubling trend this month. The latest figures from Statistics Canada show that 9,500 jobs were lost in Saskatchewan’s private and public sectors since this time last year. Among these losses, 7,200 were mortgage-paying, family-supporting full-time jobs. 

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Sask. Party moving forward with back-door privatization in health care

Yesterday, the Sask. Party tabled its private CT scan bill – something they campaigned on. What they didn’t campaign on was giving themselves the power to make Saskatchewan people pay out-of-pocket for other private medical imaging procedures without any public debate or consultation. 

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Saskatchewan Party’s budget causing closure of Meewasin Interpretive Centre

More cuts and clawbacks in store for other Saskatchewan urban parks

Due to a lack of funding in the provincial budget, the Meewasin Valley Authority announced today that its Interpretive Centre will shut down on July 1 and with it three full time jobs will be lost as well as public programs. 

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