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Saskatchewan last in the nation on pandemic job recovery

03 Dec 2021

REGINA – New jobs numbers for November released by Statistics Canada show that Saskatchewan is once again trailing the nation when it comes to pandemic job recovery.
“We’re one of only two provinces that still hasn’t recovered all the jobs lost during …

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NDP: Expand booster shot eligibility to protect from Omicron and prevent 5th wave

03 Dec 2021

SASKATOON – In light of the risks posed by the Omicron variant and the risk of a fifth wave, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili will be calling for a plan to expand availability of COVID-19 booster shots for Saskatchewan residents eighteen and over….

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NDP: Chronic short-staffing in healthcare has been made worse by the pandemic

02 Dec 2021

REGINA – Today, Official Opposition Deputy Leader Nicole Sarauer introduced local healthcare workers from Regina, Broadview, and Yorkton calling on the Sask. Party government to address the issue of chronic short-staffing in Saskatchewan healthcare – a…

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Duncan memos show ongoing interference in local COVID-19 safety measures

01 Dec 2021

REGINA – Today, the NDP Official Opposition released two internal memos written by Minister of Education Dustin Duncan showcasing the extent to which the Minister interfered with local municipal health decisions. These memos contradict the public state…

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NDP: Premier needs to apologize to health workers for fourth wave failures

30 Nov 2021

REGINA – Today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili was joined by Carolyn Brost Strom, a public health nurse from Prince Albert to discuss the intense stress and burnout to frontline health workers caused by short-staffing and the Premier’s failures …

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Surgery cancellations continue to rob families of mental and physical well-being

29 Nov 2021

REGINA – Today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili was joined by Stephanie Brad, a Saskatchewan mother of four waiting for the rescheduling of a bladder removal operation, to call on the Sask. Party government to take responsibility for their preven…

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Statement from NDP Opposition Finance Critic Trent Wotherspoon in response to the Sask. Party government’s Mid-Year Financial Report

29 Nov 2021

The Mid-Year Financial Report released today shows that the Sask. Party’s failure to contain the fourth wave has not only hurt Saskatchewan’s people and our health care system but has also hurt the province’s public finances and our economy.

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NDP: Expand vaccination leave to parents to get more children vaccinated

26 Nov 2021

SASKATOON – Today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili and Official Opposition Health Critic Vicki Mowat called on the province to expand vaccination leave to parents who need to leave work to take their children to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

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NDP calls for Special Committee to study the proposed Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project

25 Nov 2021

REGINA – Today, Opposition Critic for the Water Security Agency Erika Ritchie and Opposition Critic for Agriculture Trent Wotherspoon called upon the Sask. Party government to work collaboratively to strike a special committee of the legislature to stu…

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NDP calls for Sask. Party government to maintain current public health measures through the holiday season

24 Nov 2021

REGINA – Today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili called for Premier Moe and the Sask. Party government to fully commit to accepting Dr. Shahab’s recommendations through the holiday season and into the new year to avoid the potential of a fifth wav…

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