Meili calls for urgent COVID-19 planning for Northern Saskatchewan

As La Loche faces an outbreak and Northern leaders call for more support, NDP Leader Ryan Meili called on the Sask. Party government to work with leaders in the North on a COVID-19 plan for Northern Saskatchewan.

“We are hearing, loud and clear, the anxiety and frustration of people in the North,” said Meili. “We know that too many of these communities already have less access to health care services and are more likely to face challenges such as crowded housing. It is urgent that the province deliver concrete supports for all communities in the North.”

Meili noted that Manitoba has reduced access to Northern communities to protect those communities.

“Our Northern MLAs and I will be meeting with mayors and Northern leaders this week to hear more of their concerns and we will continue to fight for better supports and better protections for these communities,” said Meili.