Thanks for stopping in at my website!  The fall session in the Saskatchewan Legislature has now concluded. The Speech from the Throne was filled with “old news and old noise” instead of concrete plans to create jobs, restore funding to schools, or work towards better health outcomes for Saskatchewan people.

Our leader Ryan Meili and the Saskatchewan NDP caucus team were looking for some admission of the damage done by recent government choices whether it’s the PST hikes, the ongoing mishandling of the GTH or general lack of transparency. Unfortunately, we heard no accountability or admission of wrongdoing from the Sask. Party government.

We know that Scott Moe and the Sask. Party’s cuts and underfunding of the things that matter have hurt people and our long-term prosperity. As New Democrats we will continue working hard to hold them to account and renew Saskatchewan with good jobs, good public education and smart social investments.

We are happy to see some focus on income assistance and mental health, but we will be holding the government to account to ensure they deliver on their promises, as all too often the Sask. Party talks about taking action but fails to deliver.

My colleagues and I introduced bills calling for paid leave for survivors of domestic violence, the development of a suicide prevention strategy, the minimum wage to go from the second lowest in the country to $15 per hour over the next few years, and the closure of a loophole that would deny two Saskatchewan constituencies representation in the legislature for over a year.

I am honoured to be newly appointed as critic for Parks, Culture & Sport; Tourism Saskatchewan as well as having the Ethics & Democracy portfolio and Human Rights, Equality and Diversity portfolio.


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