Beck announces new critic portfolios focused on affordability, jobs and rural health

Beck welcomes MLA Teed following historic Meewasin win 

PRINCE ALBERT - Fresh off a historic win in the Saskatoon Meewasin by-election, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck today welcomed MLA Nathaniel Teed to the NDP Caucus and revealed fall session priorities with the creation of critic portfolios for affordability, jobs and rural and remote health.

“In the last three months, I’ve had the honour of traveling across Saskatchewan, putting nearly thirty thousand kilometers on my car,” said Beck. “Whether it’s on main street or shop floors, the messages are the same - Scott Moe’s Sask. Party has given up on helping people and aren’t going to bat on issues Saskatchewan people are facing. Whether it’s cost-of-living, job creation or our crumbling health system, Scott Moe is missing in action.”

This summer, Beck and her MLAs crossed the province highlighting short-staffing and bed and hospital closures. In Assiniboia, Canora, Shellbrook, Kamsack, Yorkton and Meadow Lake, Beck and her team highlighted gaps in health services people rely on. Matt Love will become the new Critic for Rural and Remote Health to advocate on behalf of residents in smaller centres and rural and remote areas. 

With the Sask. Party still failing to deliver any affordability relief for families, Trent Wotherspoon, who holds the finance portfolio, has been tapped as Affordability Critic. Aleana Young, Critic for Jobs and the Economy, has taken on the Energy and Resources file.

Nathaniel Teed, a small business owner, teacher and the newest addition to the NDP Caucus, will become Critic for Parks, Culture and Sport, Tourism, SLGA, SaskGaming, and SGI. 

Appointments and portfolios:

 Vicki Mowat

  • Health Critic
  • Deputy Leader
  • Associate Critic for Mental Health and Addictions

Doyle Vermette

  • Northern Affairs
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Associate Critic for First Nations and Métis Relations
  • Whip

Jennifer Bowes

  • Advanced Education
  • Status of Women
  • Human Rights
  • Public Service Commission

Trent Wotherspoon

  • Finance
  • SaskTel
  • Agriculture
  • Highways and Infrastructure
  • GTH and the Regina Bypass
  • SaskBuilds and Procurement
  • Affordability

Betty Nippi-Albright

  • First Nations and Métis Relations and Truth and Reconciliation
  • Environment
  • Innovation and SRC

 Matt Love

  • Education
  • Seniors
  • Rural and Remote Health
  • Caucus Chair

 Meara Conway

  • Social Services
  • Housing and CBOs
  • Childcare and Early Learning
  • Francophone Affairs
  • Ethics and Democracy
  • Associate Critic for Education

Aleana Young

  • Jobs and Economy
  • Trade and Export Development
  • Immigration
  • SaskPower
  • Energy and Resources

Erika Ritchie

  • SaskEnergy
  • WSA and SaskWater
  • Municipal Affairs
  • CIC

Nicole Sarauer

  • Justice and Attorney General
  • Corrections, Policing and Public Safety
  • Provincial Capital Commission
  • House Leader
  • Labour

 Nathaniel Teed

  • Parks, Culture and Sport
  • Tourism
  • SLGA
  • SaskGaming
  • SGI 

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