Thanks for stopping in at my website. We are now back at the Saskatchewan Legislature as the Spring Session 2014 has started. We are looking forward to hearing the government budget on March 19th and I will be posting our response shortly afterwards.
We will be focused on making the strong economy work for Saskatchewan families – pushing for common sense improvements in schools, hospitals and seniors care facilities and working to make life more affordable for Saskatchewan families.
Our leader, Cam Broten, says, “For me, politics isn’t just about the province doing well – it’s about people doing well.”
We want Saskatchewan’s strong economy to be good news for everyone – but the reality for hard-working families right now is that the extra costs keep piling up while the services we should all be able to count on are getting worse. This government is dropping the ball. That has to stop.
The NDP will be demanding transparency and honesty from this government. For the first time ever in Canada, the government failed an audit on its central books in December, with the independent provincial auditor noting that the government misled Saskatchewan people by claiming a surplus of $59 million while actually running a deficit of $590 million.
In today’s strong economy, we don’t accept the government’s excuses, and Saskatchewan people tell us they don’t either. They don’t need excuses – they need better health care and decent, dignified seniors care. They need schools with reasonable classroom sizes for their kids, and enough teachers and educational assistants. They need a long-term plan to replace this government’s record of moving from crisis to crisis.
I am urging quick action on anti-bullying efforts, and I am alarmed that the SK Party government failed to mention any new initiatives to make our workplaces safer knowing that we had 60 workers die last year. We must do better and this government is failing!
Please check back again as we update this site regularly. I appreciate any comments you might have or further questions.
David Forbes, MLA