It was a joyous Friday morning at Government House in Regina.
Scott Moe was sworn in as the 15th Premier of Saskatchewan, and with him, the members of his cabinet were too.
Meanwhile, over at the Legislature, the mood wasn’t as celebratory.
Saskatchewan NDP interim leader & Regina Douglas-Park MLA Nicole Sarauer addressed the media following the swearing in ceremony and says there wasn’t as much of a shake-up as hoped.
“You see largely little change.”
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Sarauer also addressed the cabinet itself, saying the rewarding of profiles to certain ministers is quite uninspiring.
“Premier Moe’s cabinet allows chronic under-performers like Bronwyn Eyre and Christine Tell to stay in cabinet, which is extremely disappointing.”
Sarauer also spoke about the issues surrounding education, noting Moe said on the campaign trail to re-investment $30 million back into the Saskatchewan education system. She hopes the education ministry, now headed by Gord Wyant, keep their word.
“Minister Wyant did seem to listen to Saskatchewan teachers during the leadership campaign,” she said. “He now has to sit at that table, find that extra $30 million and find also the funding shortfall we’ve seen over the last several years.”