Saskatchewan NDP Caucus

Throne Speech more about Premier’s legacy than Saskatchewan people

In their latest Speech from the Throne, the Sask. Party ignored the realities being faced by Saskatchewan families today. Instead of reversing the heartless cuts to education and health care, ending the unfair tax hikes, or reinstating the STC which was scrapped as part of their desperate sell-offs, the Sask. Party simply repeated old and failed campaign promises, cherry picked statistics and chased headlines. 

Sask. Party hurting families and costing Saskatchewan jobs

Saskatchewan women hit hardest with 28 per cent more forced to turn to EI this year

Numbers released today show, while other provinces saw more people finding jobs last year, Saskatchewan had the second highest growth in the number of people needing to rely on Employment Insurance. While there were three per cent more Saskatchewan people forced onto EI this year, across the country, there was an eight per cent decrease and, in Alberta, the drop was 25 per cent.

“Nobody wants to go onto EI but, month after month, we’re seeing the number of jobs in Saskatchewan go down and more and more families are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet,” said NDP Jobs Critic Vicki Mowat. “Across the country and even right next door, the number of people who need EI is going down, so there’s no excuse for the Sask. Party to be failing Saskatchewan workers so badly. It’s clear the Sask. Party is not working for the people of Saskatchewan.”