School Divisions sound the alarm on cuts to the classroom in another Sask. Party broken promise

REGINA - As school divisions prepare to submit their budgets to the provincial government by June 30th, the impact of the Sask. Party’s cuts to the classroom are becoming more evident. Saskatoon Public School Division has gone public with concerns about what programs and services are on the chopping block as they work to eliminate the division’s projected deficit of $8 million. By law, school divisions must present a balanced budget to the provincial government.

“Premier Scott Moe told people across the province during the last election campaign that there would be no cuts, but now we see the truth: this is a government that has chosen to cut supports to the classroom during a pandemic,” said Carla Beck, Education Critic for the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.

Statement by Leader of the Official Opposition Ryan Meili on the Prince Albert Wildfire

The Statement reads as follows:

"Prince Albert has declared a state of emergency. Sending our thoughts to all those impacted by the wildfire in the Prince Albert area. Reminding people to stay safe, aware, and updated on the situation. Mayor Greg Dionne and the City of Prince Albert have done a phenomenal job of keeping the public up to date through their official channels and I would encourage everyone to follow along.

Official Opposition says SOS: Calls on Sask Party Government to Save our Summer

The NDP is calling for the Provincial Government today to take several practical steps that will help create jobs, support local businesses and provide family friendly activities as we look to easing restrictions in the summer. 

“It’s been a tough year for so many families across this province,” said NDP leader Ryan Meili. “With the prospect of a safe reopening on the horizon, we need some fun in our lives, especially now. We are calling on the Sask. Party government to do everything it can right now to ensure we get our economy back on track and allow families to have a safe and fun summer.”

Official Opposition introduces “bubble-zone” legislation

REGINA – Today, NDP Opposition Critic for the Status of Women Jennifer Bowes introduced Bill 605: An Act to Provide Safe Access to Abortion Services. If passed, the legislation would ensure that people have their constitutionally protected right to access health care, free of harassment and intimidation. It would also protect the health care workers and service providers who issue these services. The legislation mirrors similar legislation already established in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta

NDP calls for Sask First procurement for Saskatchewan’s energy future

REGINA - The Saskatchewan NDP is calling out the Sask. Party government failure to put Saskatchewan workers and companies first. Construction is set to begin on the Blue Hills wind power project north of Swift Current under a power purchase agreement with an out-of-province company bringing in out-of-province workers. NDP Leader Ryan Meili is calling for Saskatchewan companies and workers to be prioritized for the next round of SaskPower’s power purchase agreements which are set to be announced in the near future.