Scott Moe and the Sask. Party have left our province with crumbling schools and hospitals across the province. And instead of fixing those problems, they’ve ignored them, choosing to focus on billion-dollar boondoggles like the Regina Bypass and the GTH.
But on too many of these big projects, they’re not creating jobs for Saskatchewan workers and companies – they’re sending contracts to out-of-province and out-of-country companies from France and the United States.
New Democrats have a plan to fix our infrastructure, get Saskatchewan people back to work and put people first.
Going forward, we will:
- Implement a Sask-First procurement policy to ensure that Saskatchewan workers and companies build Saskatchewan schools, hospitals and roads.
- End the Sask. Party’s preference for mega-schools and focus on ensuring neighbourhoods have small local schools that meet their needs.
- End the use of expensive P3s that cost much more in the long run and shut out Saskatchewan companies.
- Commit to fulfilling the government’s ten-year SaskBuilds capital plan, reprioritizing to the most needed projects.
- Build a new bridge for Prince Albert and a new hospital – not just a glorified renovation as the Sask. Party has promised.
- Build a new high school in southeast Regina.
- Deliver on the Sask. Party’s decade-old promise of an all-season road to Wollaston Lake.
- Build a new public surgical centre in Regina.
- Increase SaskTel’s investment in highspeed and wireless infrastructure to ensure rural communities have high-quality broadband and cellular service.
- Bring back the Community Rink Grant program to help keep community rinks in rural communities and First Nations open.
- Clear the $5 billion backlog on upkeep for our schools and hospitals, starting by increasing spending on deferred maintenance in healthcare and education infrastructure by 50 percent.