SASKATOON - Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili and Seniors’ Critic Matt Love called on the Sask. Party government to reverse course and call the federal government to ensure military personnel can be on hand to support the effort to save lives in Saskatchewan’s long-term care system.
"Unfortunately, this is just the latest example of the Sask. Party’s failure to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The provincial government has not taken the necessary measures to get COVID-19 under control resulting in serious disruptions for the province’s workforce and the suspension of activities at the Cigar Lake Mine. COVID-19 is taking a terrible toll on people in our schools, hospitals, and long-term care homes; but today’s announcement shows that it is also seriously impacting people’s jobs and our provincial economy. We hope that the mine will be able to safely resume regular operations with its full workforce as soon as possible."
REGINA — With Alberta announcing new restrictions yesterday, the same day that Manitoba announced that the majority of its restrictions would be extended into January, New Democrats’ Critic for Economy and Jobs Aleana Young called on the provincial government to level with businesses and workers and provide real support for those who are struggling.
REGINA - Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili called Premier Scott Moe and the Sask. Party government to take emergency action following the reports of nine deaths in long-term care facilities in one day in Saskatchewan due to Covid-19 outbreaks.
With cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan up 400 percent in the last thirty days, and hospitalizations up 300 percent, NDP Leader Ryan Meili challenged Premier Scott Moe to finally show some leadership to get ahead of the second wave by advocating for essential public health measures such as masking and vaccinations as municipal leaders are doing, rather than letting anti-mask and anti-vaxx extremists take up all the oxygen.
NDP Leader Ryan Meili today branded the loss of nearly 500 jobs at Evraz "weak leadership" on the part of Sask. Party Premier Scott Moe. Meili reiterated his call, first made in August, for the Premier to support threatened jobs at the steel mill by advocating for the use of Canadian steel on Canadian projects, and to lead by example by implementing a Sask-first procurement policy for Saskatchewan Crowns.