REALITY CHECK: Scott Moe stand-in tries to cover for education cuts

Despite numerous entreaties from young people for Sask. Party Leader Scott Moe to attend last night’s youth debate, he instead sent Weyburn-Big Muddy Candidate Dustin Duncan to cover for him.

Last night, in a response to a question about education cuts, Duncan stated: 

    “There have been no cuts.” – Future Majority debate

The facts: 

  • The Sask. Party cut $54 million from schools in their disastrous 2017 budget.
  • Due to enrolment growth, per-student funding is down $313 from 2015/16.
  • The Sask. Party cut $25 million from post-secondary education in their 2017 budget, followed by years of zeros in spite of rising costs. 

In the last election, the Sask. Party promised no cuts - but the impact on classrooms is clear.

Cuts are a bad idea in normal times – during a pandemic, they’re downright dangerous.

Saskatchewan deserves better.