The Spring Session has come to an end, with the NDP effectively shining light on a damaging decisions in the Sask. Party’s deficit budget, full of cuts and claw backs that are having a hurting Saskatchewan people and the programs and services we all rely on.
Thursday, NDP Health Critic Danielle Chartier tabled legislation to make the Workers' Compensation Act more inclusive and to ensure that all Saskatchewan workers affected with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) receive the supports they need.
For months, the NDP has been hearing concerns from parents and teachers throughout the Prairie Sprit School Division and those concerns have been exacerbated by the recent announcement that, due to a lack of proper funding from the Sask. Party, 74 positions will be cut.
Since the Sask. Party first signed a contract with John Black and Associates and handed over millions upon millions of Saskatchewan taxpayers’ dollars, the pet project has been deemed to be a failure. Now the Virginia Mason Medical Centre – the centre the Sask. Party has touted as the model for Lean – has been given a failing grade and denied accreditation.
Today, Warren Michelson and Greg Lawrence stood in their place, voted with the Sask. Party and against the people of Moose Jaw. Despite local support and the many benefits of Wakamow Valley Park, the city’s two representatives voted to cut its funding.
Today, on the 20th National Aboriginal Day, the NDP continued to stand up and call for true progress on the path to reconciliation by having each member of the caucus raise a specific Indigenous issue in Question Period.