Meili: Campaign is a clear choice between investments now and Sask. Party cuts and privatization

Leader of the Saskatchewan New Democrats Ryan Meili launched the provincial election campaign today with a promise to invest in people and stand against Sask. Party cuts to health care and education.

“In the last six months, Saskatchewan families have been through a lot, fighting the COVID crisis together,” said Meili. “But even before the pandemic hit, life here was getting harder. People are stretched and stressed and finding it more difficult to make ends meet. Scott Moe and the Sask. Party are satisfied with the way things are – and willing to make things worse with deep cuts and austerity. That’s just wrong. It’s time to put people first.”

Meili pledged that as government, the New Democrats would act immediately to stop the Sask Party’s cuts and invest in the things that matter to families:

  • Health care that’s there when you need it - without American-style user fees;
  • Safer schools and smaller class sizes to ensure the best chance in life for our kids;
  • A Sask-First plan to use our companies and workers to build our infrastructure projects and a raise to $15/hour for minimum-wage workers;
  • Fixing long-term care and expanding home care to help seniors stay at home; and,
  • Ending the Sask. Party’s broken politics by taking big money out of politics.

The Saskatchewan Party under Scott Moe has promised, if re-elected, to run austerity budgets for the next four years, which we all know means deep cuts to health care and education.

“The choice facing Saskatchewan voters couldn’t be more clear. A commitment to invest now in health care and education – or the Sask. Party’s plan for dangerous cuts during a pandemic,” said Meili. “We will take this choice to every voter in Saskatchewan.”

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