“Step aside for the sake of your constituents”: Meili calls for Sask. Party MLAs to resign ahead of Aug. 6 loophole
The NDP is calling for federal Conservative candidates Corey Tochor and Warren Steinley to resign their jobs as Sask. Party MLAs before August 6 to ensure that by-elections are held in those constituencies. Because of a loophole in the Legislative Assembly Act, if the two MLAs wait to resign until the writ is dropped in September, Premier Moe would not have to call by-elections in the two seats, leaving the constituents of Regina Walsh Acres and Saskatoon Eastview without an MLA for nearly 14 months.
“These two federal candidates have spent the summer knocking doors for Andrew Scheer while cashing cheques from the people of Saskatchewan,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “They should have done the right thing and stepped aside months ago, but they still have a chance — as long as they do it this week.
Reality Check: Rising rates & rising debt undermine Sask. Party’s dividend hype
If there are two key take-aways from this year’s Crown Corporation annual reports, it’s their importance to Saskatchewan people and Saskatchewan’s economy, and the consequences of their continued mismanagement. The Sask. Party government has made a lot of noise over the past week about the dividends our Crowns are paying to distract from the ballooning debt they’re carrying, and the rising rates Saskatchewan people are paying under their mismanagement.
-A Canada Day message from Ryan Meili, Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP-
I recently had the honour of joining 39 new Canadians from 14 countries around the world at their citizenship ceremony in Saskatoon. They were proud and excited as they raised their right hands and swore to fulfil their duties as Canadian citizens. It was a profoundly hopeful moment, one that spoke to our treaty history and our ever-evolving multicultural story. I was left with a strong sense of pride in the values that connect us as Canadians, across this vast, diverse country, and reminded again of our province’s motto: “From Many Peoples, Strength.”
With teachers across the province preparing their report cards as the school year comes to an end, the Saskatchewan NDP is issuing a failing grade to Scott Moe’s Sask. Party government. Specifically, Meili called on Moe to account for his broken promise of 400 additional EAs and presented new numbers showing a significant decline in classroom supports over the past few years. This comes as school boards across the country are forced to cut staff and programs or run deficits as they grapple with rising costs and insufficient provincial funding.
Long-time MLA Warren McCall announced today that he will not be seeking re-election in the 2020 provincial election. He is currently an NDP Member of the Legislative Assembly representing the constituency of Regina Elphinstone-Centre and is the NDP Critic for Advanced Education, SaskTel, and Parks, Culture and Sport among several others.
Today is the 75th anniversary of the historic election that first swept Tommy Douglas into government in Saskatchewan. The NDP is celebrating Douglas’ legacy and 75 years of putting people first across the province.
“Tommy Douglas will forever be known as the father of medicare and one of the all-time greatest Canadians. As a doctor and the leader of the party that bears Tommy’s legacy, I’m inspired every day by the positive impact that his people-first vision has had on families all across our province,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili.
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2019
SASKATOON – Professor Dave McGrane has been nominated as the New Democrat candidate for Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood. A crowd of local New Democrats confirmed their support of McGrane at a nomination meeting this afternoon.
REGINA – Sandra Morin has been nominated as the New Democratic candidate for Regina Walsh Acres in 2020. To win the nomination, Morin defeated two other candidates, Gloria Patrick and Meara Conway, in front of hundreds of New Democrats this evening.
REGINA – New Democrats in the constituency of Regina Rochdale have selected Brett Estey as their candidate for the upcoming 2020 provincial election. The nomination was contested with Estey winning the nomination over Theresa Quinlan, a steamfitter and advocate for women in the trades.