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Thanks for stopping in at my website!  The spring session in the Legislature ended with the NDP holding the Sask. Party to account for their PST hikes, money-wasting scandals, and lack of vision to stimulate the province’s economy and create jobs, while also proposing ways to make Saskatchewan better for everyone.

Saskatchewan has one of the worst records in job creation in the country and yet we didn’t see any vision or plan from the Sask. Party to get people back to work or make life more affordable for families whether it’s in rural Saskatchewan, the cities or the North.

Despite the opportunities to improve Saskatchewan’s future with their 2018/19 budget, the Sask. Party continued down the path of mismanagement and hurting the most vulnerable. They did not fully restore the $54 million cut from education funding in the last budget; they cut $5 million from the rental housing supplement; and they cut $3 million for job training and workforce development programs.

Similar to previous sessions, the Sask. Party has dodged questions about their scandalous GTH pet project. With its lack of land sales, the GTH is continuing to cost the people of Saskatchewan more and more.

Our Leader Ryan Meili is calling for fair minimum wages, investment in education and advocacy on national pharmacare.

We put forward a number of pieces of legislation, and saw many successes with proposing change. The NDP continued their push to get big money out of politics, to get the province to implement sexual assault and domestic violence strategies.

This session was about doing politics differently, and with that comes the work of holding the government to account, but more importantly, proposing new ideas. Over the summer, the NDP team will continue to reach out to the province, listen to stakeholders, and do our part to make the lives of all Saskatchewan people better.

I am honoured to be the environment critic as well as being newly appointed to the Ethics & Democracy portfolio and Human Rights, Equality and Diversity.

Keep in touch!

 

David