People in Saskatchewan believe that everyone, no matter where they are from or what they look like, deserves the same chance at success.
But lately, it seems that too many politicians are telling us to mistrust one another. They are pitting us against each other, leading us to fight among ourselves while they cut and privatize, serving their friends and donors at the expense of our peace and wellbeing.
In Saskatchewan, we know that we all do better when we remember that we are all in this together.
It’s time to come together again, to make Saskatchewan a place that works for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or background.
Going forward, we will:
- Work with the federal government and First Nations and Métis governments to close the gap in health, employment, justice and education between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
- Invest $10 million to act on the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- Commit to a strong Saskatchewan within a strong Canada, by fighting for a fair deal on equalization.
- Reintroduce an independent Ministry of Northern Affairs.
- Reform our child welfare system, working with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and First Nations to increase control and autonomy over the child intervention on reserve.
- Invest $5 million to create a poverty reduction strategy and increase support for housing first.
- Eliminate predatory lending through a cap on interest rates and a cap on cheque cashing fees.
- Double the Sask. Party’s funding for gang prevention strategies to keep our communities and our young people safe.
- Ban dress codes that make women less safe at work, including mandatory high heels.
- Examine structural and systemic racism within provincial government and invest in anti-racism education.
- Teach kids about respectful relationships, including the importance of consent.
- Introduce legislation officially recognizing Gay Straight Alliances to ensure safety and support for all our students.
- Develop a disabilities strategy to ensure everyone in Saskatchewan is able to reach their full potential.
- Work with the federal government to restore the family class of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, allowing newcomer families to put down roots and succeed in Saskatchewan.