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.
On Saturday, NDP Leader Cam Broten laid out his plan to strengthen Northern Saskatchewan while in La Ronge.
“The people of Northern Saskatchewan contribute so much to our province, but far too often, the benefits aren’t coming back to them,” said Broten. “The status quo for the North isn’t good enough when it comes to infrastructure, services like health care, or the cost of living for families.”
Broten’s plan for Northern Saskatchewan includes:
• Establishing a Ministry of Northern Saskatchewan
• Hiring more mental health workers for Northern Saskatchewan
• Stationing an Air Ambulance plane in Northern Saskatchewan
• Developing a Northern Health Strategy, including completing a long-term care facility in La Ronge
• Implementing a Northern Highways Strategy, including an all-weather road to Wollaston Lake
• Reducing electricity rates for Northern residents and businesses
• Improving cell coverage and expanding broadband Internet
• Exploring the possibility of extending the natural gas heating option to more Northern communities
• Restoring and boosting funding to the Northern Trappers’ Association to enhance the organization’s important work
“This is personal for me. I spent my early years in La Loche, Green Lake, Meadow Lake and La Ronge – so the North holds a special place in my heart. We can and must do so much better.”
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.