REGINA—Saskatchewan New Democrats unanimously approved a solidarity motion with the people of Ukraine, as well as all Saskatchewan people with friends and family in the region at Provincial Council on February 26, 2022.
At an arts community gathering in Saskatoon Thursday evening, NDP Leader Cam Broten repeated his pledge to restore a film employment tax credit and made a new commitment: a pledge to boost funding for other cultural industries by 50 per cent.
“Our artists, writers, actors and musicians not only tell Saskatchewan's story, but they make us proud and they contribute to the strength and vibrancy of our communities,” said Broten. “That's why it's so important to properly support all cultural industries and keep our artists here in Saskatchewan.”
The funding increase will invest an additional $3 million more over the next four years. That’s in addition to the funding available for Broten’s new film tax credit, which would lead Canada.
“Artists should be able to choose Saskatchewan – because it’s a wonderful place to be, but also because it offers the right financial environment to launch and support their careers,” said Broten. “Incredible musicians and renowned artists have called Saskatchewan home. With this investment, the pride of Saskatchewan today, and the next generation of home-grown talent, will find even more fans.”
REGINA—The Saskatchewan New Democrats set the rules and timing for a leadership contest at Provincial Council on February 26th. The new leader will be elected at a leadership convention in Regina in late June, 2022.
All Saskatchewan New Democratic Party members in good standing will be eligible to vote online or by mail-in ballot.
Standing with New Democratic Party candidate Melissa Patterson in Moose Jaw Wakamow today, NDP Leader Ryan Meili called on voters in his hometown to reject Scott Moe’s plan for dangerous cuts during a pandemic.