Today, NDP Education Critic Carla Beck issued the following statement:
Hours after rushing their privatization bill into law, a Sask. Party minister admitted that claims he had made the day before about SaskTel not preparing for a sell-off were, “not correct.”
The annual report released by Saskatchewan’s new Advocate for Children and Youth makes it clear that the Sask. Party continues to fail vulnerable children throughout the province.
A recent Insightrix poll confirmed what New Democrats have been hearing across the province – Saskatchewan people, including those who supported the Sask. Party in the last election, are angry about the Sask. Party’s giveaways to corporations and want them to reverse their mean-spirited cuts and billion-dollar tax hikes to Saskatchewan families.
In the weeks since releasing their budget, it is becoming clear the Sask. Party have forgotten who they are supposed to be working for. They used their budget to give big tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy and well-connected, while handing Saskatchewan families over a billion dollars in tax hikes and massive funding cuts to everything from the big cities to small town classrooms.
It’s not easy trying to run a Saskatchewan school division these days. First, the Sask. Party took away their ability to control their own revenue, and then they refused to provide proper funding to take care of the little things, like making sure roofs don’t leak… or cave in. The Sask. Party is $1.5 billion behind in school repairs and 75 per cent of all school roofs will likely fail within the next five years.