Thanks for stopping in at my website – We have elected a new leader of the Saskatchewan New Democrats, congratulations Cam Broten! We had a great race with four intelligent, hardworking candidates, thank you to Ryan Meili, Trent Wotherspoon and Erin Weir for your positive and engaging campaigns. The full attention of our united team is on the SK Party government as it continues to work from an agenda no one asked for, one that is filled with surprises.
On March 20th the SK Party government tabled a credit-card budget that cuts health care, fails students and schools and relies on short-sighted privatization schemes. The debt will be increased by another $835 million this year. In the 2012-13 budget year, the Sask Party added $1.1 billion to the total provincial debt. The SK Party continues to ignore calls from the NDP and the independent provincial auditor to use a single set of books. The people of Saskatchewan deserve better.
On my list of critical things to do is reviewing the SK Party’s Saskatchewan Employment Act, an unnecessary overhaul of workplace legislation. I also want to meet with as many people as I can about the issues that they care about. We now know for sure that The SK Party is selling ISC, a highly profitable crown corporation. It is also selling government-owned land meant for affordable housing and selling-off 300 affordable homes. These fire sales should not be necessary in such good times.
We succeeded in making Jimmy’s Law a reality, ensuring more security for late-night workers. This website has more information concerning Jimmy’s Law. We put a spotlight on the fact that refugees were being treated inhumanely, forcing the SK Party to do the right thing. We also saw movement in our push for the creation of an online asbestos registry of public buildings, please sign the petition to Pass Howard’s Law to make the reporting of asbestos in public buildings mandatory.
Please check back again as we update this site regularly. I appreciate any comments you might have or further questions.
David Forbes, MLA