Yesterday, the Premier said he could have acted “possibly a week sooner” on stronger measures to protect people from COVID-19. But today on CBC, he admitted he could have acted on August 26 - over three weeks before he implemented a mask mandate and a full five weeks before he implemented a proof of vaccination policy.
Transparency needed on disastrous choices in 4th wave
SASKATOON - Today, Official Opposition Health Critic Vicki Mowat called on the province to release all recommendations that informed the Premier and Health Minister’s decision to scrap all public health measures in July and to create a transparent public reporting system on advice given by Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer moving forward.
REGINA - Today, NDP Critic for Highways, Infrastructure, and Transportation Trent Wotherspoon called on the provincial government to stop leaving federal dollars on the table and act to improve options for transportation in communities left isolated by Sask. Party’s cancellation of STC and the end of Greyhound bus services.
Today my thoughts are with the families of the critically ill patients who are being sent out-of-province because the Sask. Party failed to support our health system. Unfortunately, due to lack of planning and unwillingness to put patients and the people of this province first, our only option is to send patients across the country to receive care. It’s unacceptable.
REGINA - In light of last week’s high test positivity rate among youth in Saskatchewan and hundreds of Saskatchewan schools impacted by COVID-19 cases across the province, Official Opposition Education Critic Carla Beck called on the province to proactively create a plan to rollout vaccinations to kids aged 5-11 in advance of their approval and to create a pre-registration program to accelerate the rollout.
SASKATOON - In light of today’s announcement that the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be taking over all for-profit Extendicare Long-Term Care facilities in Saskatchewan, Official Opposition Critic for Seniors Matt Love welcomed the announcement that the Sask. Party is moving away from the deadly for-profit care but questioned why it took so long for the province to act on known dangerous and deadly living conditions at Extendicare facilities in Saskatchewan in the first place.