On the news that the North Battleford Lighthouse emergency shelter is set to close due to lack of funding, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili issued the following statement:
“Saskatchewan is in the midst of two public health crises. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the overdose crisis that is taking a brutal toll in lives across our province.
This government has been completely absent when it comes to the most vulnerable and has ignored the needs of communities like the Battlefords.
It is unacceptable that the Sask. Party government would allow the crucial work the North Battleford Lighthouse does in service of the most vulnerable to be shut down due to lack of funding.
I am calling on Premier Scott Moe to act now and ensure proper funding is put in place to keep the North Battleford Lighthouse open.”