NDP Leader Trent Wotherspoon sounded like a man on a mission, determined to be elected as the next Premier during his party’s convention in Saskatoon Saturday.
Wotherspoon wants to build on the momentum the NDP has gained so far and continue to push the government to be transparent and give the public the answers and truth they deserve.
Wotherspoon says this government has let the people of the province down when it comes to mental health services, funding commitments to education, and the potential sell off of SaskTel. He also noted the cuts from the Lighthouse in Saskatoon and North Battleford.
The funding cuts caused the closure of the stabilization unit at the Lighthouse. The province has announced the unit doesn’t serve enough people to make the cost of operating it worth it. Only 5 individuals were transitioned from the unit into stable housing last year.
The Lighthouse held a rally Saturday to raise awareness and support for the issue.
Wotherspoon says the leadership of the SaskParty government has fallen short, especially lately with the carbon tax issue when they had a plan but failed to implement it.