The opposition is again criticizing the Wall government’s proposed 3.5 per-cent wage cut for workers.
NDP critic Nicole Rancourt says the wage cuts will only make it worse for recruiting much-needed mental health staff in northern areas.
Rural and remote health minister Greg Ottenbreit says northern areas like La Loche have received additional funding for mental health services.
He points to more counsellors for addiction, mental health and other needs.
Ottenbreit says funding for northern medical services have jumped 62 per-cent since 2007.