It often seems like there isn’t an issue the Premier isn’t willing to throw a twitter tantrum over or elbow his way into a media scrum for but, when it comes to the Sears employees who have lost their jobs and could lose their pensions, the Premier and every member of the Sask. Party government seem happy to sit on their hands and keep their mouths shut.
Two weeks ago, we asked the Sask. Party to finally come clean on three simple questions about the growing Sask. Party GTH scandal but, time and time again, they just repeated their promise to come clean and then refuse to follow through.
The June job numbers released by Statistics Canada today show Saskatchewan was the only province outside of the Atlantic with fewer people working and more people looking for work than a year earlier and, when the numbers are adjusted to take into account changing seasonal demands, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate is now the second highest.
Despite the Sask. Party’s repeated commitments to improve mental health services – and even though federal funding has been committed and a million-dollar private donation has been offered – the Sask. Party have announced they are refusing to move forward with plans for a mental health emergency unit in Saskatoon.
Yesterday – and again today – in an apparent attempt to prove that irony is not dead, but their sense of shame is, the Sask. Party sent out MLAs to pretend that they had not made significant cuts to funding for public transit and, instead, brag about the funding for transit that they haven’t yet cut.
Despite the Sask. Party’s target date to reach 50 per cent renewable energy fast approaching, they have still not provided any details about how they plan to get there, beyond their spin about the problem-plagued and costly Carbon Capture and Storage project at Boundary Dam 3.