The Saskatchewan Legislature was a busy place over the noon hour on Tuesday.
The Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry held a rally protesting cuts to income assistance funding and policy changes in light of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Peter Gilmer, advocate with the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry, says it was important the Ministry made an appearance at the Legislature.
“I think that it’s partly an act of vigilance,” Gilmer said. “When we are looking at economic rights, that we’re here with a consistent message that we need to have protections in place so people can meet their most-basic needs.”
The Ministry said they would like to see the Saskatchewan government develop an ‘Act to Eliminate Poverty in Saskatchewan’ to show the government is committed to fixing the poverty issue in the province.