Saskatchewan NDP Caucus

Saskatchewan people have good reasons to wonder who the Sask. Party is really working for

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. 

REALITY CHECK: Deputy Minister thrown under the school bus while Deputy Premier drives it in circles

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. 

5,100 jobs lost with Sask. Party still planning to cut more

Between February and March, 5,100 jobs were lost in Saskatchewan, and more families are facing a tough reality with deep cuts, tax hikes, and more job loss looming in the Sask. Party’s budget.

“The Sask. Party's spin provides no comfort to the 5,100 more families who have lost a job this month," said NDP Jobs Critic Warren McCall. “And that spin provides no comfort to the people who work for STC or in our libraries and our classrooms, and on the frontline of health care and seniors care who know they are the target of the Sask. Party cuts. It’s especially concerning considering we’ve been hearing about job losses coming as a result of the Sask. Party’s cuts to education, libraries, and the STC in their budget.”