With almost all of Saskatchewan already rated at either a “high” or “extreme” risk of wildfire, the NDP is calling on the Sask. Party government to reverse their cuts to wildfire management and restore funding to 2009/10 levels.
Despite Brad Wall's attempts to blame the federal government, it is the Sask. Party who cut per student funding in growing school divisions and have left Saskatchewan students with less support.
“The Premier knows full well that the underfunding in Saskatchewan classrooms started with his cuts," said NDP Education Critic Carla Beck. "The strain on teachers and educational assistants and the diminishing support for Saskatchewan students were very real, before our province generously welcomed Syrian refugees."
Since the Sask. Party cut the budget for surgeries last year, the number of people waiting over three months for surgery has grown by an alarming 174 per cent and those waiting more than six months for surgery has doubled.
When a worker in Saskatchewan heads off to work - whether they're wearing a hard hat or scrubs, working outside, inside, on the road or underground - they should feel secure, knowing they will be able to go home at the end of the day.
This morning, the Child and Youth Advocate released their annual report outlining how in just four years, our province has lost one in every five foster families and that the Sask. Party has not only stalled in its commitment to child welfare, but is actually starting to move away from it.
Newly elected Leader of the Official Opposition Trent Wotherspoon announced the NDP shadow cabinet today, highlighting the diversity, experience, and energy of the new caucus and demonstrating that this team of NDP MLAs is ready to get to work for the people of Saskatchewan.