REGINA—Saskatchewan New Democrats unanimously approved a solidarity motion with the people of Ukraine, as well as all Saskatchewan people with friends and family in the region at Provincial Council on February 26, 2022.
The Sask. Party has already threatened Saskatchewan workers with ripping up contracts, pay cuts, job losses and now, they’re saying they want to cut even deeper.
During a media interview, the Sask. Party Minister of Finance admitted he’s considering cutting the salaries of public sector workers by an additional day of pay every month.
“This mean-spirited cut is just the latest example of the Sask. Party forcing Saskatchewan people to pay the price for Sask. Party mismanagement, scandal and waste,” said NDP Jobs critic Warren McCall. “Saskatchewan workers and their families are not to blame for the Sask. Party’s massive deficits and growing debt. It’s not fair and it’s not right to make them pay the price now.”
McCall noted that cuts like these would have a damaging effect on Saskatchewan people, especially at a time when unemployment is high.
“A cut is a cut is a cut. The Minister says that this move would take and this move would save $132 million a year. Well, that’s also $132 million right out the pockets of Saskatchewan workers and $132 million less to stimulate the Saskatchewan economy,” McCall said. "Frankly, it’s unbelievable that the Sask. Party would even consider forcing something so damaging onto Saskatchewan people at a time when our economy is already suffering. Right now, people are looking to the government for stability. Instead, the Sask. Party is making threats to their jobs and their livelihoods. It’s time for the Sask. Party to stop blaming Saskatchewan people and start taking responsibility for cleaning up the mess they’ve created.”
REGINA—The Saskatchewan New Democrats set the rules and timing for a leadership contest at Provincial Council on February 26th. The new leader will be elected at a leadership convention in Regina in late June, 2022.
All Saskatchewan New Democratic Party members in good standing will be eligible to vote online or by mail-in ballot.
Standing with New Democratic Party candidate Melissa Patterson in Moose Jaw Wakamow today, NDP Leader Ryan Meili called on voters in his hometown to reject Scott Moe’s plan for dangerous cuts during a pandemic.