Close to 10,000 more people in Saskatchewan were out of work and looking for a job last month than were a year ago. Statistics Canada and the Saskatchewan Labour Force Survey released their latest numbers today and it is clear that the Sask. Party’s continued mismanagement of the economy is costing working people their jobs.
After nearly a decade of the Sask. Party blowing through surpluses, the Rainy Day Fund, and record resource revenue, the last several months have been marred by example after example of ways the government is forcing Saskatchewan people to pay for Sask. Party mismanagement. The latest came yesterday when the Saskatoon Health Region announced they will be forced to lay-off frontline healthcare staff and still be left with a $30 million deficit.
As Saskatchewan university students come back to class they are paying the price for the Sask. Party’s mismanagement, facing some of the highest tuition fees in the country.
As we celebrate this Labour Day, we take time to reflect on the hard-fought victories won by the working women and men who built this province and we recommit to standing strong, shoulder to shoulder, with those who continue to labour at growing and strengthening our province.
Saskatchewan’s crime rates are the highest of all Canadian provinces and they continue to rise. Instead of working to address this growing problem, the Sask. Party is cutting common-sense, cost-effective crime prevention programs.
As children across the province get back to school, the Sask. Party is taking even more money away from their classrooms.
Education directors were recently informed that, though, additional Workers’ Compensation Board money will be distributed to employers across the province, school divisions will have the amount of their return cut from their provincial operating grants.