Statement by Official Opposition Critic for Truth and Reconciliation, First Nations and Métis Relations Betty Nippi-Albright – Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Statement reads as follows:

“Today, on Red Dress Day, we acknowledge the historic and continued exploitation of our mothers, daughters, granddaughters, aunties, cousins, and sisters. The issues that have led to this long-standing tragedy run deep in our country’s colonial heritage and are exacerbated by ongoing systemic racism and inaction. 

Sask. Party blocks NDP fines for organizing anti-mask protests

REGINA – Over the weekend, Sask. Party MLAs voted against stronger fines for organizers breaking provincial health orders around mass gatherings. 

On Saturday, May 1, Official Opposition Deputy Leader Nicole Sarauer moved amendments to  Bill 23 - The Emergency Planning Amendment Act. These amendments proposed a specific offense for organizing a protest in contravention of public health measures with a fine of not less than $10,000. On Friday, April 20, Sarauer wrote the government to inform them of her intent to introduce these amendments.