Saskatchewan NDP Caucus

NDP: Sask. Party PST hike and expansion grabs an extra 1.2 billion from families in 2022

Sask. Party piles on more taxes adding to the biggest tax hike in Saskatchewan’s history 

REGINA - In light of the Minister of Finance’s budget announcement that provincial sales tax categories will be expanded to further tax a suite of activities including fitness, sporting and cultural events, Finance Critic Trent Wotherspoon called on the government to scrap the proposed PST expansion and give families a break amid the affordability crisis.

Sask. Party’s Budget 2022 has lost track of realities facing Saskatchewan people

REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili and Finance Critic Trent Wotherspoon reacted to the Sask. Party’s 2022-23 Budget that deepens the affordability crisis and has lost touch with the needs of Saskatchewan families. With no new relief measures, 32 new taxes and fees and no support for seniors or students who need support post-pandemic, this budget reveals a government that has lost track of what’s most important to Saskatchewan people. 

NDP: Pandemic staffing cuts leave students behind

Kid First Recovery Plan needed to help get kids back on track

REGINA - In light of recent Ministry of Education reports showing a significant staffing level decline in the 2021-22 school year, Opposition Critic for Education Matt Love called on the Government of Saskatchewan to stem the exodus of educators and develop a strategy to increase staffing and supports to get students back on track.