Surgical waits grow due to Sask. Party budget cuts

The number of patients waiting more than three months for surgery has jumped 73 per cent across Saskatchewan since March, when the Sask. Party government cut the surgical budget.

That is another 20 per cent increase over last month's numbers.

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Sask. party votes against NDP seniors care bill

The Sask. Party government voted against Bill 609, The Residents in Care Bill of Rights Act, which would have required the government to establish minimum quality of care standards for seniors care homes throughout the province.

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U.S. Senate overturns environmental law, Sask. blamed

The United States Senate has voted to overturn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on power plant emissions, and the Sask. Party and its carbon capture boondoggle have been blamed.

“The EPA asserted in the final rule that the Boundary Dam facility has been operating full carbon capture sequestration successfully at a commercial scale since October 2014. Mr. President, that is found to be totally untrue,” Senator Joe Manchin III told the United States Senate on Tuesday during debate on the Senate resolution.

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Health care executive salaries up 20%

Pay for executives in health care is up about 20 per cent just since 2012, with some regions up as much as 37 per cent or even 46 per cent.

Meanwhile, patients are being dealt cuts. The Sask. Party has cut the number of surgeries it will do this year, and staff hours throughout hospitals are being restricted.

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Carbon capture sham embarrassing Sask. worldwide

A United States senator who previously supported the Sask. Party’s $1.5 billion carbon capture project is now denouncing the Sask. Party's rhetoric on the project as hyperbole and spin – international fallout the NDP’s SaskPower critic said is likely to spread.

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