REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili was joined in the Legislature by Jessica Eide, a 22-year-old woman who has had 4 surgeries cancelled to call on the premier to accept responsibility for his decisions in the 4th wave that led to a healthcare lockdown that have shut out so many from necessary urgent care.
Jessica Bailey one of hundreds of people left without answers following program suspension
REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili, joined by Jessica Bailey, called on the Sask. Party government to listen to medical recommendations and do everything within its power to resume life-saving organ transplants here in the province.
“These are the stories this government ignored this summer. These are the very real consequences of playing politics during a pandemic,” said Meili. “When this government talks about fairness, who are they talking about? They certainly aren’t talking about the thousands of Saskatchewan patients currently suffering without care due to Premier Moe and Minister Merriman’s decisions to ignore the science and medical recommendations.”
REGINA - With Statistics Canada reporting that 6,500 jobs were lost in October, Official Opposition Critic for Jobs and the Economy Aleana Young is calling on the Sask. Party to get the 4th wave of COVID-19 under control to address the worst-in-the-nation jobs numbers.
“We have the worst of both worlds under this government - Saskatchewan had the worst death rate in the country, and the worst rate of job losses,” said Aleana Young. “Protecting Saskatchewan jobs starts with listening to the experts, getting the pandemic under control, and then finally coming up with a real jobs plan to get Saskatchewan people back to work.”
REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili was joined in the Saskatchewan legislature by Dallas Oberik, a Regina resident waiting on a hip replacement surgery. Nearly 11,000 people have been added to the surgical waitlist under Premier Moe, with tens of thousands uncertain of when they may be able to access a procedure.
REGINA - Today, Leader of the Official Opposition Ryan Meili raised the case of baby Helen, an 11-month old who has lost access to vital therapies, an opportunity to receive surgery, and diagnostic testing to confirm the nature of her illness as a result of Scott Moe’s health system lockdown.
REGINA - In light of the thousands of surgeries cancelled due to lack of capacity caused by the Premier’s failed handling of COVID’s fourth wave, Leader of the Official Opposition Ryan Meili demanded transparency from the Sask. Party government on the number of surgeries that have been cancelled and a plan to clear Saskatchewan’s massive surgical backlog.
“The are so many Saskatchewan families suffering from this government’s mismanagement of the fourth wave. These people are victims of Scott Moe’s choice to play politics rather than listen to the medical experts,” said Meili. “This Premier needs to be doing everything he can to reduce capacity pressures on our health care system. The federal government has offered non-ICU support. This Premier needs to show some leadership and ask for the help, so that we can free up Sask-based health care workers to help resume these procedures.”