For months, the NDP has been hearing concerns from parents and teachers throughout the Prairie Sprit School Division and those concerns have been exacerbated by the recent announcement that, due to a lack of proper funding from the Sask. Party, 74 positions will be cut.
Since the Sask. Party first signed a contract with John Black and Associates and handed over millions upon millions of Saskatchewan taxpayers’ dollars, the pet project has been deemed to be a failure. Now the Virginia Mason Medical Centre – the centre the Sask. Party has touted as the model for Lean – has been given a failing grade and denied accreditation.
Today, Warren Michelson and Greg Lawrence stood in their place, voted with the Sask. Party and against the people of Moose Jaw. Despite local support and the many benefits of Wakamow Valley Park, the city’s two representatives voted to cut its funding.
Today, on the 20th National Aboriginal Day, the NDP continued to stand up and call for true progress on the path to reconciliation by having each member of the caucus raise a specific Indigenous issue in Question Period.
Noting that Saskatchewan continues to have the highest rate of domestic violence among the provinces, the NDP used the Official Opposition’s first opportunity to focus the debate in the House to draw attention to and seek solutions for the tragic reality.
While rural hospital services are being cut, hospitals in both the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and Saskatoon Health Region are continuously being stretched to their limits and the Sask. Party is offering no solution in sight.