A special report on a death in a provincial youth correctional facility was released by the Saskatchewan Children’s Advocate Wednesday and it outlined a number of Sask. Party failures on the treatment of young people in the correctional system.
For the first time, the government is refusing to fund the cost of the duly bargained teachers’ agreement.
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).
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.
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.
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.