Lyle Whitefish is a principal at the Mistahi Sipiy Elementary School and a member of Big River First Nation.

A proud husband, father, and grandfather, Whitefish is no stranger to politics, with a long history of work on government-Treaty relations at the provincial and federal levels. He has served as the fourth vice-chief for the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, and on boards and commissions including Indian Oil and Gas Canada and the Indian Resource Council.

Lyle has seen the devastating impacts of suicide in our communities and will put the well-being of people first, ensuring Saskatchewan implements an effective suicide prevention strategy.

“Lyle is a leader in every sense,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “Whether working with the federal and provincial governments, or as a principal or vice-chief – he has put people first every step of the way.”

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Meili: Saskatchewan New Democrats to put people first in Prince Albert

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.”

Ryan Meili to bring tax fairness to Saskatchewan

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.
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