NDP: Scott Moe’s First Year a deadly year of failure

Broken promises and the 4th wave failures hallmarks of Moe’s failed leadership

On the first anniversary of the 2020 provincial election, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili highlighted Scott Moe’s year-long failure to control the third and fourth waves of COVID-19.

“What we have seen from the Premier’s COVID response over the last year is a clear willingness to put politics ahead of the lives of Saskatchewan people,” said Meili. “We know the Premier saw the modelling predicting a deadly fourth wave and still opened the province up anyways. Worse, when voices across the medical community were pleading for him to take action to save lives, he was more focused on his summer plans. That’s failed leadership.”

Key highlights from the Premier’s failure to control COVID-19 since the election include:

  • The Premier’s choice to drop all public health restrictions in July even though the government’s own modelling from June projected the “risk of a fall surge” after the July 11th reopening date.
  • The Premier’s decision in August to ignore calls from the Chief Medical Health Officer to implement vaccine mandates and masking in indoor places. 
  • The Premier’s current choice to ignore the recommendations from public health experts calling for new restrictions on gatherings and an expanded proof-of-vaccination program. 
  • The Premier’s failure to ensure adequate staffing and supports were in place at Extendicare Parkside during an outbreak that claimed the lives of 39 seniors.   

“The Premier sold Saskatchewan people a false bill of goods on the campaign trail. He’s failed to deliver on key campaign promises and has instead spent the last year failing to control COVID-19, pandering to his anti-vaxx wing instead of stepping up to save lives,” said Meili. “Saskatchewan people deserve so much better than someone willing to put politics before people.” 

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