Broten condemns Wall's cuts to homeless-shelter funding

NDP Leader says cuts will cost more

To deal with their massive deficit, the Sask. Party is slashing supports for vulnerable people – a decision NDP Leader Cam Broten says is disgusting, shortsighted and will cost more overall.

“We’ve had a decade of boom, but Mr. Wall didn’t save a dime, and has spent us into deficit. Now, instead of cutting his own waste, he’s cutting funding for homeless shelters. Mr. Wall might call that keeping Saskatchewan strong, but I call it wrong,” said Broten. “No wonder he’s refused to get back into the legislature, to discuss his deficit, cuts and budget plans. He doesn’t want Saskatchewan people to see how messed up his priorities are – cutting funding for homeless shelters, hospitals and schools, but keeping his entitlements and waste.”

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Broten demands Wall recall legislature to face tough questions on land deal

With people who were lowballed for land purchased for the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) now speaking out, NDP Leader Cam Broten says Brad Wall and his cabinet need to get back to the legislature and explain why they treated the owners of one stretch of land so differently.

“We’ve yet to hear any explanation at all from Mr. Wall for why the two businessmen who owned one parcel of land were paid a colossal price, while every other land owner was threatened with expropriation and given a much lower price,” said Broten. “If there is any justification whatsoever for handing over $21 million of taxpayers' money for a piece of land worth just a fraction of that – let’s hear it.

“Let’s get back into the legislature, debate this controversial land deal, and hear Mr. Wall explain why his signature is on that order.”

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Low staffing levels in health care is a real problem: NDP

Negotiations with nurses stall over the number of nurses on shift

With negotiations between the Sask. Party government and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses stalled, NDP Health critic Danielle Chartier is urging the Sask. Party to realize that low staffing levels are a real problem they can’t keep ignoring.

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Sask. Party blocks transparency on GTH land deal before election

Members of the Sask. Party blocked a motion to thoroughly investigate a highly troubling Sask. Party land purchase at the Global Transportation Hub, and provide an update on that investigation before the provincial election. 

“Voting against a public report on the actions of the premier and his cabinet is beyond weak and nothing short of disgusting,” said NDP deputy leader Trent Wotherspoon. “This Global Transportation Hub land deal and the millions wasted by the Sask. Party is incredibly disturbing, and no one can suggest otherwise.”

The motion, presented in an amended form by Wotherspoon at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Wednesday, was blocked with a ‘no’ vote by every Sask. Party member of the committee.

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NDP calls for physician retention to be the priority

Specialist doctors quitting over government’s attempt to change a contract’s structure

The NDP is furious that Health Minister Dustin Duncan says he won’t do a thing about fleeing radiologists, prioritizing a plan to change the structure of their contract over physician retention and patient care. 

The radiologists are leaving due to the Sask. Party’s move to stop a Regina radiology group from renewing their contract as a group. The move has led to highly skilled radiology specialists leaving the province, including Regina’s only radiologists doing cardiac MRIs, and including six radiologists under the age of 40. 

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