That The Saskatchewan Strategy for Suicide Prevention Act was introduced in 2018 but has not been passed because it has not received support from the Sask. Party Government,
That suicide continues to affect First Nations and Métis families throughout Saskatchewan,
That suicide rates for First Nations people in Saskatchewan are 4 times higher than non-First Nations people,
That the rate of suicide among First Nations girls is 29 times higher than other girls,
That the rate of suicide among First Nations boys is 6 times higher than other boys,
That nearly 1,900 people died from suicide in Saskatchewan from 2005 to 2017.
Petition to support the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations' suicide prevention strategy
We the undersigned, call upon the Sask. Party government to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to address suicide in Saskatchewan.
GSAs (gender and sexuality alliances) should be in every school in Saskatchewan! GSAs help students and make schools safer places. Saskatchewan is lagging behind in securing the rights of LGBT2S students, and needs to act to improve attendances and retention rates, generate meaningful relationships at school, and reduce homophobic and transphobic bullying.
Petition to support GSAs in Saskatchewan Schools.
Join the Saskatchewan NDP in calling on the Provincial Government to take immediate and meaningful action to enshrine in legislation the right of Saskatchewan students to form GSAs within their schools.
Our Emergency Room wait times are far too high, at 3.9 hours on average in Saskatchewan, and 5.3 hours in Regina. This is despite the Saskatchewan Party promising in 2012 to end ER wait times, and simply not following through. With increased cuts to our health services, and flimsy or non-existent plans to deal with the problem, we know we have to do better.
Sign to support us investing in healthcare and in people, so that all of us across Saskatchewan won't have to wait hours on end for emergency care.
Sign to support ending the unacceptable Emergency Room Wait Times
We the undersigned call on the Saskatchewan Party government to set and execute a plan, as they promised to do in 2012, to lower and eventually end ER wait times across Saskatchewan.
There are 70 schools in the province which are already overcapacity because of the millions cut from education by the Sask. Party government;
The Sask. Party government is not monitoring or regulating class sizes, and has no upper limit on how large they can be;
Classrooms have grown to as large as 30, 40, or even more students;
Overcapacity classrooms lead to a difficult learning environment for students; and
School divisions are being forced to dip into their reserves and make cuts, making the problem even worse.
“The needs in the classroom are growing more and more complex, but budgets are becoming more and more strained. We need to be helping teachers put students first, not make their jobs more difficult.”
- Carla Beck, Saskatchewan NDP Education Critic
Petition to call on the government to track, and cap, classroom sizes
We the undersigned, call upon the government to properly fund classrooms, and to track, and set a maximum size for classroom sizes, after years of underfunding have made increasingly crowded and complex classrooms throughout the province more challenging for teachers to manage.
The annual report from the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth highlighted yet again how the Sask. Party government is failing children in care. According to the report:
Of the children who lost their lives in care in 2018, 80% were Indigenous.
98% of those critically injured were of Indigenous descent;
Northern Saskatchewan has been experiencing staggering rates of suicide and some children have no access to supports whatsoever;
- This government’s ten-year Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan is not being acted upon.
“There are too many kids in care, and too many kids dying or critically injured while they’re in care,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “When the need to act is so clear, it’s frustrating to see how little has changed.”
“We have been pushing for a suicide prevention strategy, but this government won’t make the meaningful changes people desperately need,” said NDP Social Services Critic Nicole Rancourt. “We hope that this report finally shames the government into the action we know is needed to address the mental health crisis that’s taking children’s lives in Saskatchewan.”
Petition urging action on child welfare
We the undersigned call on the Saskatchewan Party government to take seriously the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth's recent annual report and act now on improving child welfare.
Our Crowns can help us act to address climate change through a return to net metering and the introduction of our ambitious Renew Saskatchewan energy transition program.
What will Renew Saskatchewan do?
- Make clean energy a reality by paying upfront for everyday people and communities to generate their own clean energy.
- Lower costs by shrinking power bills and giving income to everyday people based on the excess clean energy they produce and sell back to the grid.
- Create good jobs by investing today in tomorrow's clean energy economy.
How would Renew Saskatchewan work?
- Renew Saskatchewan would be open to municipalities, reserves, homeowners, agricultural producers, businesses, developers, and industry.
- After an initial assessment to determine the best opportunity for generating energy or reducing usage, funding would be provided to cover the cost of the clean energy installation or retrofit.
- That loan would be paid back over time out of the savings on people’s bills, resulting in small savings right away and big savings once the loan is fully repaid.
Together, let’s make it happen.
Restore the Sask. Power net metering program and introduce the Renew Saskatchewan energy transition program
Add your name to call for the reinstatement of net metering and upfront supports for clean energy installations and retrofits to fight climate change.
We need a new STC. Sign if you agree.
Two years ago, the Sask. Party eliminated the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC), a Crown corporation that worked for people. The STC provided a crucial service to people across the province who needed it for traveling to work and to see family, accessing medical services, and shipping important packages.
A new and innovative STC should be developed to provide a vital service to many seniors, workers, and families throughout the province. This would help drive the economy with a parcel service that would once again serve farms and other businesses. It would also help us make Saskatchewan a cleaner, safer, and more environmentally-friendly province.
Bring back STC as a public Crown corporation, and provide access to services for people who need them most.
Call on the Provincial Government to create and design a new, innovative, and publicly-delivered STC as a Crown corporation. 🚌 💪
Saskatchewan has 100,000 km of pipelines and flowlines;
Increased demand for Saskatchewan steel will protect good jobs in Saskatchewan;
The provincial auditor noted that there were ongoing problems in pipeline regulation in the province;
In 2017, the Husky oil spill caused upwards of $100 million in cleanup, caused damage to wildlife, and meant that some communities couldn't even access water;
New pipe manufactured at Evraz steel plant emits less carbon dioxide than most other plants, and old pipe can be recycled in to new pipe once it has been replaced.
Petition calling for best before dates on pipelines to create jobs and protect public safety
We the undersigned join Ryan Meili and the Saskatchewan NDP in calling on the provincial government to adopt a plan to set best before dates to improve our pipelines with Saskatchewan steel.
What do we know?
- The Sask. Party has refused to come clean on the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) land deal, a deal where Sask. Party insiders made millions flipping land and taxpayers lost millions;
- That instead of shining a light on the issue and calling a public inquiry, the Sask. Party is instead hiding behind excuses around public prosecutions in Manitoba;
- The Sask. Party continues to block key witnesses from providing testimony about the land deal;
- New details on the GTH land deal continue to emerge, showing Saskatchewan people still do not have the the full story behind the GTH land deal; and
- It is Saskatchewan people who footed the bill for the GTH land deal and deserve nothing less than the truth.
Petition calling for a public inquiry into the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) land deal
We the undersigned, call on the Sask. Party Government to stop hiding behind partisan excuses and immediately call for a judicial inquiry and a forensic audit into the GTH land deal.
The Sask. Party only scrapped Bill 40 after staunch opposition from the NDP and the people of the province;
Saskatchewan’s Crown Corporations like SaskTel, SaskPower, SaskEnergy and SGI are drivers of innovation, good employers, important sources of revenue, and strong pillars of a healthy, diversified economy;
Our Crowns return hundreds of millions in dividends each year to pay for schools, roads, and hospitals;
Despite promises to protect our Crowns, the Sask. Party shut down STC and had plans to put other crowns like SaskTel on the chopping block;
The Sask. Party government has demonstrated they can’t be trusted with Saskatchewan’s Crown Corporations, which should remain in the hands of Saskatchewan people where they belong.