Saskatchewan NDP Caucus

Sask. Party welcomes children back to school with more cuts to classrooms

As children across the province get back to school, the Sask. Party is taking even more money away from their classrooms.

Education directors were recently informed that, though, additional Workers’ Compensation Board money will be distributed to employers across the province, school divisions will have the amount of their return cut from their provincial operating grants. 

Plagued by rough summer, Sask. Party shuffles cabinet but changes nothing

Since beginning this session, the government has been plagued by scandal and the real-life consequences Saskatchewan people are facing as a result of Sask. Party mismanagement but the negligence and lack of accountability in the Sask. Party cabinet have not been solved by today’s shuffle.

“Today, the Premier wasted an opportunity to demonstrate the change the Sask. Party has promised,” said NDP Leader Trent Wotherspoon. “A few titles have changed but the direction and tone that has seen the Sask. Party stumble from ethical scandal to ethical scandal and mismanaged crisis to mismanaged crisis has stayed the same.”

Lack of Sask. Party funding is not resolved by black-tie fund-raising

Saskatchewan has one of the worst records in the country when it comes to domestic violence and violence against women but, instead of taking real action and committing predictable and sustainable government funding to support victims and bring an end to these tragedies, the Sask. Party is providing only the funds raised at their black-tie fundraiser Sunday night.

“Raising much-needed money for a shelter like SOFIA House is obviously a good thing and all those who dip into their pockets and give what they can, should feel good about helping such an important cause,” said NDP Justice, Policing and Corrections Critic Nicole Sarauer. “But, it comes across as much less genuine from the Sask. Party who, for nearly a decade, have chosen to withhold the government funding and support needed to make a more significant difference for these shelters as well the women and children who rely on them. This is especially true as we see the Sask. Party making deeper cuts to funding for some of Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable.”