Saskatchewan continues to lead the provinces with an unacceptable rate of domestic violence, but the Sask. Party is still refusing to take any concrete steps to address the growing problem.
The Sask. Party has already threatened Saskatchewan workers with ripping up contracts, pay cuts, job losses and now, they’re saying they want to cut even deeper.
After again blocking witnesses who know important details about the Sask. Party’s GTH Scandal from testifying at the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, today the Sask. Party shut down the discussion at committee altogether.
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting with President Donald Trump today, the NDP continues to call for assurances that Saskatchewan’s jobs and interests will be protected in all trade and pipeline discussion and is pushing the Sask. Party to do the same.
According to the latest figures from Statistics Canada, 2017 started with close to 9000 fewer Saskatchewan people working a full-time job than just a month earlier. Compared to this time last year, the unemployment rate has risen to 7.1 per cent compared to 6.1 per cent and, despite more Saskatchewan people struggling to make ends meet with part-time jobs, there are 6,200 more Saskatchewan people looking for work than in January 2016.
“The numbers we’re seeing today show the tough reality that many families throughout the province are already facing. When you consider the Premier’s threats just days ago of more cuts and putting hundreds more mortgage-paying jobs at risk by floating the idea of selling-off the Crowns, this situation is all the more serious” said NDP Jobs, Skills, and Training Critic Warren McCall. “What the Premier and the Sask. Party have to realize and take responsibility for is that it was their mismanagement, scandal, and waste that led us all to this reality.”
After nearly a decade of Sask. Party mismanagement, scandal, and waste, the government is now threatening to force the people of Saskatchewan to pay the price for the government’s $1.2 billion deficit.