“The Sask. Party government needs to sign on to fix AgriStability to make the program work for producers in our province
REGINA - Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili and Critic for Seniors Matt Love reiterated the New Democratic Party’s support for a public inquiry into the tragic loss of life at Extendicare Parkside in Regina today, as called for by the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. They pointed to the history of failure by the Sask. Party government to address the urgent needs in long-term care - as documented in the government CEO Tour reports - as a major factor in the outbreak that has cost so many lives over the past weeks.
In response to to the COVID-19 announcement today, NDP Leader Ryan Meilli released the following statement:
SASKATOON - Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili and Seniors’ Critic Matt Love called on the Sask. Party government to reverse course and call the federal government to ensure military personnel can be on hand to support the effort to save lives in Saskatchewan’s long-term care system.
"Unfortunately, this is just the latest example of the Sask. Party’s failure to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The provincial government has not taken the necessary measures to get COVID-19 under control resulting in serious disruptions for the province’s workforce and the suspension of activities at the Cigar Lake Mine. COVID-19 is taking a terrible toll on people in our schools, hospitals, and long-term care homes; but today’s announcement shows that it is also seriously impacting people’s jobs and our provincial economy. We hope that the mine will be able to safely resume regular operations with its full workforce as soon as possible."
REGINA — With Alberta announcing new restrictions yesterday, the same day that Manitoba announced that the majority of its restrictions would be extended into January, New Democrats’ Critic for Economy and Jobs Aleana Young called on the provincial government to level with businesses and workers and provide real support for those who are struggling.