New Year's Resolutions

With an election year upon us, we think it’s a good time to review our commitments to form a strong progressive government in Saskatchewan!

RESOLUTION #12: ELECT DIVERSE VOICES

Women make up more than half of Saskatchewan’s population, but only 26% of our elected officials. Indigenous people make up 16% of our population, but only 6.5% of our elected officials. 2020 is the year where we elect more women and Indigenous representatives.

RESOLUTION #11: GTH JUDICIAL INQUIRY

It’s time to finally hold a judicial inquiry into the Global Transportation Hub. This project cost the people of the province and Sask. Party insiders walked away with millions. The Sask. Party’s well-connected buddies made millions from this scheme, so it’s no wonder they don’t want to get to the bottom of what happened.

New Democrats will finally get to the bottom of what really happened at the GTH.

RESOLUTION #10: A SUICIDE PREVENTION STRATEGY

Saskatchewan has the highest suicide rates in the country. The NDP has introduced a Suicide Prevention Act bill, and will act quickly to get ahead of this ongoing tragedy when elected. People struggling with mental health should be able to get the help they need, when they need it.

Add your name to the call for a suicide prevention strategy here: https://www.saskndp.ca/suicideprevention

RESOLUTION #09: GET BIG MONEY OUT OF POLITICS

The Sask Party has let us down with the most lax campaign donations laws in the country, allowing out-of-province money to influence our politics. We need comprehensive campaign finance reform that ensures that government will put people - not corporate donors - first.

Add your name to the call for getting big money out of politics: https://www.saskndp.ca/endbigmoney

RESOLUTION #08: BRING BACK OUR FILM INDUSTRY

We’re continuing our Resolutions countdown with an issue that many prairie creatives care about.

Let’s get filmmakers, actors, and film industry professionals back to work by creating local opportunity. We can bring back our province’s film industry and build our economy by investing in a new Saskatchewan Film Tax Credit.

RESOLUTION #07: RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE

No one who works full-time should live in poverty. A $15 minimum wage is good for communities, and contributes to a healthy economy that keeps people working and works for people.

Add your name to the call for a $15 minimum wage: www.saskndp.ca/minimumwage

RESOLUTION #06: CREATE JOBS

The Sask Party has funneled our tax dollars to big out-of-province and out-of-country companies when they could be investing locally. When we build our schools, our hospitals, and our roads, we should hire Saskatchewan companies and workers — with a Sask-First Procurement Policy.

RESOLUTION #05: PROTECT OUR CROWNS

Crown Corporations ensure that Saskatchewan people can access quality, affordable services, and provide revenue for important pillars like education and healthcare. Unlike those other guys, we commit to protecting our Crowns from privatization, ensuring they innovate and are strong for the next generation.

Add your name to support our Crowns: https://www.saskndp.ca/crowns

RESOLUTION #04: A NEW STC

The STC provided a crucial service to people across the province who needed it for traveling to work, accessing medical services, and for businesses shipping important packages. We’re committed to building a new and innovative STC to provide a vital service to seniors, rural people, and families throughout the province.

RESOLUTION #03: RENEW SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatchewan is the sunniest province in Canada, and we have endless opportunities in wind, biomass, and geothermal. Our plan to Renew Saskatchewan will lower your bills, create thousands of jobs, and make our province a leader in the renewable energy sector.

Add your name to the call to Renew today: https://www.saskndp.ca/renewsaskatchewan

RESOLUTION #02: CAP CLASS SIZES

When elected, the NDP has committed to ensuring a maximum of 24 students for K-3 classrooms, to ensure every child gets a chance to succeed. It’s time for a government that invests in quality education from early childhood on, to give our kids the best chance for success.

Add your voice to the call to end overcrowded classrooms: https://www.saskndp.ca/endovercrowding

RESOLUTION #01: END HALLWAY MEDICINE

In 2019, patients told us they were stuck in hallways for days, unsure if they would get the care they need. Health care should be there when we need it, with better prevention, treatment and results. It’s time to end emergency room wait times and hallway medicine, and invest in primary care, mental health, staffing, and prevention.

Add your voice to the call for action: https://www.saskndp.ca/erwaittimes