REGINA - Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili called Premier Scott Moe and the Sask. Party government to take emergency action following the reports of nine deaths in long-term care facilities in one day in Saskatchewan due to Covid-19 outbreaks.
With cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan up 400 percent in the last thirty days, and hospitalizations up 300 percent, NDP Leader Ryan Meili challenged Premier Scott Moe to finally show some leadership to get ahead of the second wave by advocating for essential public health measures such as masking and vaccinations as municipal leaders are doing, rather than letting anti-mask and anti-vaxx extremists take up all the oxygen.
NDP Leader Ryan Meili today branded the loss of nearly 500 jobs at Evraz "weak leadership" on the part of Sask. Party Premier Scott Moe. Meili reiterated his call, first made in August, for the Premier to support threatened jobs at the steel mill by advocating for the use of Canadian steel on Canadian projects, and to lead by example by implementing a Sask-first procurement policy for Saskatchewan Crowns.
REGINA - With COVID-19 hitting front-line health professionals across the healthcare system, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili called on Premier Scott Moe and the Sask. Party government today to extend Phase 2 of the Saskatchewan Temporary Wage Supplement Program to all healthcare workers in the province. Currently, the “hero pay” program only supports workers in long-term care and personal care home facilities impacted by the suspension on visitations that came into effect on November 20, as well as homecare workers.
REGINA - In the first Question Period of the legislative session, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili called on Premier Scott Moe to immediately release the $260 million in contingency funds the government has amassed, and to use that funding to fight the second wave of Covid-19.
REGINA - Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili expressed disappointment with the Sask. Party government’s Speech from the Throne today, calling it a “missed opportunity” to take the urgent action needed to fight the second wave of COVID-19.