MLA’s are now on their summer break.
The Saskatchewan Legislature wrapped up the spring session, one where both Premier Scott Moe and NDP leader Ryan Meili led their respective parties for the first time.
Moe feels as if the government accomplished many things during the session with one of them being an improved relationship between the government and the education sector.
“The chairs moved around a little bit in the room but the same team that supported Premier Wall is still in the room, for the most part,” Moe said. . “The faces are very similar and although the chairs moved around, most notably my chair, the same team making the decisions under Premier Wall are essentially making the decisions in our caucus and cabinet rooms.
Moe also pointed out 60 pieces of legislation were passed including the framework to allow the federal government’s legalization of cannabis; the establishment of ride sharing services in Saskatchewan communities and introducing and passing a budget that keeps our government on track to a return to balance next year.
However, the NDP says the government didn’t accomplish much.
Leader Ryan Meili says there was no vision from the Saskatchewan Party to get people back to work or to make life more affordable for families whether it be in rural Saskatchewan, the cities or the North.
Still, Meili says he enjoyed the session.
“I was really happy with the way that our team of MLA’s came forward, we were able to put forth some good ideas as well as point out some of the directions with this government that we’re not pleased with.”
Meili says the highlight for him was the government repealing Bill 40. That bill would have allowed the sale of up to 49 per cent of a crown corporation in Saskatchewan.
“That bill put our Crown Corporations at risk of being privatized. That bill was repealed thanks to my team and people around the province who saw that to be the wrong choice.” Meili said.