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.”