The Saskatchewan NDP is calling on the government to make clear their plan for child care closures, and how child care workers will receive financial support as centres close.
“Many other provinces have already moved to close child care centres,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “Today, we are calling on the province to work with leaders in the sector to put forward a clear plan to close child care centres in Saskatchewan, and to provide a plan for how to ensure that people working on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19 are able to access safe child care.”
In response to the Sask. Party’s introduction of outdated estimates in place of a 2020-21 budget, NDP Leader Ryan Meili called the Sask. Party’s gesture a failed response to the arrival of COVID-19, and called on Scott Moe to take urgent action to support Saskatchewan people’s health and economic wellbeing.
“People in Saskatchewan were already struggling to make ends meet before COVID-19 upended our lives and our economy,” said Meili. “Today federal measures were announced today that will reduce some of the pressure. Now we as a province need to step up immediately with matching measures to flatten the curve, support the delivery of health services, and get Saskatchewan people and businesses the support they need to weather this difficult moment.”
NDP Leader Ryan Meili is calling on the provincial government to act quickly to respond to the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the supports are in place to protect Saskatchewan people.
“As things change so quickly, we need to have a government that’s responding quickly as well,” said Meili. “The time to act is now.”
As the province lays out conditions for school closures to arrest the spread of COVID-19, the Saskatchewan NDP is calling on the government to commit to supports for school workers who need to self-isolate while schools remain open, and supports for families and staff in the event of closure.
NDP Leader Ryan Meili called on the government to quickly introduce a series of public health protection measures to flatten the curve of COVID-19, protect Saskatchewan people, and limit the strains on our healthcare system.
The NDP is calling on the Sask. Party to act to help women fleeing interpersonal violence by finally proclaiming Clare’s Law into force, and by committing funding to the YWCA’s Centre for Women and Families in Regina.
“The government has technically passed Clare’s Law, which allows police to warn partners of someone's violent or abusive past, but they haven’t yet proclaimed it into force,” said NDP Deputy Leader and Justice Critic Nicole Sarauer. “The Minister for the Status of Women rejects the notion this government ‘hasn’t done enough,’ but they haven’t even done the things they’ve been taking credit for doing. They’re letting down far too many women throughout the province who are trying to escape interpersonal violence.”