As the Official Opposition, we are disappointed to learn of TransCanada’s decision to terminate their Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipelines.
Despite promising to stop using his partisan e-mail account for government business, it was revealed this week that the Premier is not only still using this account but, at least once, he used it to strategize about the Sask. Party’s GTH scandal and discuss information that he should not have legally had access to.
As we mark National Seniors Day, Saskatchewan seniors and their families are asking why the Sask. Party have been targeting them by cutting supports, hiking rents in long term care, and selling off public seniors’ housing.
Following the election of Vicki Mowat in the Saskatoon Fairview byelection and in the midst of the NDP leadership race, Leader of the Official Opposition Nicole Sarauer announced some changes to the NDP caucus’ critic portfolios.
“We’re a bigger and stronger team than we were before and we’re as focussed as ever on holding the Sask. Party to account and fighting their heartless cuts, unfair tax hikes, and desperate sell-offs,” Sarauer said. “This team will keep fighting for and standing with the Saskatchewan families and businesses that have been forced to pay the price for Sask. Party mismanagement, scandal, and waste.”
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.”
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.