REGINA - Today Aleana Young, Official Opposition Critic for Jobs and the Economy, called on the provincial government to cap the delivery fees charged by third-party delivery platforms at 15 per cent, down from the 25 to 30 per cent many apps are currently charging. The move would help restaurant owners save money and compensate for reductions in dine-in service as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
SASKATOON - Official Opposition Health Critic Vicki Mowat called on the Sask. Party government today to update the people of Saskatchewan on the steps the province is taking to protect against and prepare for a possible third wave of COVID-19.
REGINA - Today Trent Wotherspoon, Official Opposition Finance Critic, and Aleana Young, Official Opposition Critic for Jobs and the Economy, launched pre-budget consultations to listen to the priorities of Saskatchewan people in advance of the delayed spring budget.
SASKATOON - Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili and Health Critic Vicki Mowat called on the Sask. Party government to immediately introduce wide-spread rapid testing in schools, long-term care facilities, and high-risk communities and workplaces.
Reality Check: Scott Moe’s arrogance is failing Saskatchewan
Monday, the Premier insulted anyone in Saskatchewan who critiques his damaging lack of action to get the pandemic under control.
When given the opportunity to apologize for his dangerous and divisive rhetoric yesterday, the Premier chose instead to double down – a slap in the face to doctors, nurses, and front-line health care workers.
Sadly, this is no surprise. The Premier’s recent attitude needs an adjustment:
- Moe ended 2020 by saying there’s nothing he would change in his pandemic response.
- He rejected calls for Joe Hargrave to be removed from cabinet until the very last second.
- He dismissed calls for real action and accountability for the tragedy at Extendicare Parkside.
You might expect some humility from the premier of a province that has led the nation in COVID-19 case rates and death rates for most of 2021.
Instead, Moe’s continued insults and arrogance only divide Saskatchewan people at a time when we need to all pull together.
Anyone who has followed the Sask. Party’s long-term problem with long-term care might have found the Minister for Seniors’ letter requesting an Ombudsman’s investigation into the deadly outbreak at Extendicare Parkside quite familiar.