Statement by Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili in response to the resignation of Highways Minister Joe Hargrave

In response to Minister Joe Hargrave’s resignation from Cabinet today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili issued the following statement:

Premier Moe refused to show leadership today. Three days ago when the Minister’s actions were fine. Today when his bogus story about finalizing the sale of his house was exposed, Premier Moe said it was “irrelevant” but because of public pressure the Minister had to go. He shows no real understanding of the anger his government’s arrogance has caused. We all know none of this would have happened if they hadn’t been caught. There was no apology. The people of Saskatchewan deserve much better.

Official Opposition backs Public Inquiry: CEO tour reports show Extendicare Parkside tragedy “years in the making”

REGINA - Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili and Critic for Seniors Matt Love reiterated the New Democratic Party’s support for a public inquiry into the tragic loss of life at Extendicare Parkside in Regina today, as called for by the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. They pointed to the history of failure by the Sask. Party government to address the urgent needs in long-term care - as documented in the government CEO Tour reports -  as a major factor in the outbreak that has cost so many lives over the past weeks.