Statement from Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili

Today Premier Moe gave a State of the Province address that completely ignored the health crisis that his government created.

The state of our province today is that Saskatchewan has the highest active case rate and the lowest vaccination rate in the country.

The state of our province today is that Saskatchewan ICU patients are being medevac’d to Ontario while the Canadian Forces are being flown in to provide care in our hospitals.

The state of our province today is that more than 800 people have died from COVID-19 – including 117 people lost in October alone.

All of this is happening because Scott Moe is putting politics ahead of Saskatchewan people’s lives, and all of this was ignored in Scott Moe’s address today.

Today’s bizarre address was a slap in the face to Dr. Shahab, to all the health workers who have given so much over the last year and a half. It’s a slap in the face to those families who lost someone to COVID-19 and those Saskatchewan people who are not able to access cancer care, surgeries and pediatric therapies and treatments.

Today, Scott Moe needed to announce limits on gatherings, more supports in our healthcare system, and a new health Minister to replace Paul Merriman.

The world is watching and Scott Moe is trying to change the channel.

The legislature resumes sitting in two days.

The Official Opposition won’t let Scott Moe change the channel. We will always put people first.

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