Sask. Party must make good on promise to fund mental health emergency unit: NDP
Despite funding from the federal government and a private donor, the Sask. Party’s continued refusal to move ahead with plans for a mental health emergency unit in Saskatoon is leaving patients without the care they desperately need and putting pressure on emergency rooms.
“The Sask. Party’s refusal to staff the otherwise funded mental health emergency unit is needlessly putting more pressure on our hospitals and emergency rooms and leaving vulnerable people at risk,” said NDP Health Critic Danielle Chartier. “The Sask. Party’s own mental health report recommended this facility but they’re blocking progress on the unit and refusing to act on just about every other recommendation.”Read more
Despite claiming to know nothing about plans to sell off SaskTel, it is now clear that the Sask. Party know more than they are letting on.
In a late August scrum, the Premier said, “there is no particular proposal on the table, as far as I know.” However, a freedom of information request filed by the NDP shows that between May and mid-August there are hundreds of pages of correspondence related to offers and purchases of SaskTel.Read more
Despite the Sask. Party’s repeated claims that they studied the Regina Bypass to death, the $2 billion-dollar project they handed to a foreign conglomerate has already caused problems for transport truck drivers and producers. Now, important safety concerns are being raised.Read more
With a committee finally set to meet tomorrow to review the scandal plagued and disastrous finances of the GTH, the NDP is calling on the Sask. Party to use the opportunity to finally ensure openness and transparency into the Sask. Party GTH scandal.
“Lately, despite being silent while they sat in Cabinet, Sask. Party leadership hopefuls have been falling over each other to call for transparency in the Sask. Party GTH scandal,” said NDP GTH Critic Cathy Sproule. “Bit by bit, details of the Sask. Party GTH scandal is seeping out and, one by one, the key players are quitting their jobs. If the Sask. Party is serious about finally wanting to let the truth come out, they will join us in calling for one of the key architects of the land deals at the heart of the Sask. Party GTH scandal to be accountable to committee. He is still paid to serve the people of Saskatchewan and we all deserve to hear what he knows.”Read more
As more is revealed about Sask. Party GTH scandal, Saskatchewan people deserve the truth
Today, documents were released that poke even more holes in the Sask. Party’s claims about their GTH scandal. NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer called on the Sask. Party to stop hiding behind partisan excuses, calls for inquiries and investigations, and to finally tell Saskatchewan people the truth.
“With every new bit of information that comes out, the pieces of the puzzle that will reveal the truth start to fit together and the web the Sask. Party has been weaving becomes more and more tangled,” said Sarauer. “It’s unacceptable for the Sask. Party to now use the ongoing RCMP investigation as yet another excuse to hide the truth. No police investigation has ever been harmed by the facts.”Read more