Today Sask. Party leader Scott Moe desperately tried to shed his reputation of jacking electricity prices for everyday people and businesses in Saskatchewan. His one-year plan to reduce power rates is a big change in direction from the Sask. Party’s long history of making life more expensive for Saskatchewan families.
Scott Moe and the Sask. Party want people to accept that their steady-as-she-goes, status-quo plan is good enough. But the facts are, under the Sask Party:
Today essential workers who kept us safe and helped get Saskatchewan through the pandemic are getting a measly $0.13 raise from Scott Moe and the Sask. Party.
After years of Sask. Party cuts to education, Saskatchewan New Democrats committed to investing, now, to cut classroom sizes and hire the much-needed teachers, education assistants, and support staff for our schools.
Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili visited Prince Albert today - the day after the Saskatchewan election was launched - with a promise to invest in the people of Prince Albert and area, and stand against the Sask. Party’s agenda of austerity and cuts.
“In the last six months, Saskatchewan families have been through a lot. We’re 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 are taking Prince Albert for granted. That’s not right. It’s time to put people first – starting right here in P.A.”
NDP Leader Ryan Meili committed today to bring tax fairness to Saskatchewan by introducing a wealth tax of 1% on those with net worth of over $15 million. This measure would bring in $120 million annually to the General Revenue Fund to help pay for:
- Health care where and when you need it;
- Safer schools and smaller class sizes;
- Fixing long-term care and expanding home care to help seniors stay at home.
“The Leader of the Opposition referenced that we were in a recession previous to COVID-19. That’s news to me.” – Scott Moe, July 2, 2020, Hansard
Today’s official announcement that the 2020 Saskatchewan election has begun means the floodgates are open to the fearmongering and half-truths that have become the cornerstone of Sask. Party electioneering.
Fortunately, the Saskatchewan NDP is providing you with a convenient interpretation guide to help you cut through the muck.
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.”