Thanks for stopping in at my website! Spring session is now over and we are all back in our constituencies. NDP Leader Cam Broten and my colleagues spent the spring session showing massive shortfalls, cuts and neglect when it comes to the seniors care crisis, the condition of schools and hospitals and the massive ambulance fees Saskatchewan patients pay.
This year, the government is adding $1.5 billion to the debt and blowing through billions faster than it comes in! This government has spent well over $100 million on the toxic John Black Lean project. It is spending more than $120 million every year on private consultants, most of which don’t even have job descriptions or any accountability, according to the independent provincial auditor. With Saskatchewan’s resource wealth, we could be doing so much better for everyday families.
We put a number of important bills forward, showing a strong vision for a government that focuses on what really matters. I submitted Bill 612 The Respect for Diversity – Student Bill of Rights Act ensuring better schools with smaller class sizes and an anti-bullying strategy, including allowing students to form Gender and Sexuality Alliances or Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs).
Several of the bills were about building a stronger, more stable economy. The Fairness for Saskatchewan Businesses in Government Procurement Act and The Buy Local Day Act were designed to support local industry and small business. We took a strong stand for the environment, economy and green jobs with ambitious but achievable targets in The Green Energy, Green Jobs and Diversified, Sustainable Economy Act
Please check back again as we update this site regularly. I appreciate any comments you might have or further questions.
David Forbes, MLA