Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili is touring around the province before the fall session of the Legislature starts up.
On Wednesday he stopped in Melville and Yorkton to talk with residents and members of both City Councils.
He said he heard concerns that have consistently been brought up during his travels.
“Towns and cities have lost a fair amount of support with a cut to the grants in lieu program and now there is talk of renegotiating the municipal operating revenue sharing system that gives them a share of the PST.”
Regarding the Municipal Revenue Sharing System, Meili said it’s quite concerning that communities dealing with infrastructure challenges cannot count on a consistent source of support from the provincial government.
He sums up his tour by saying there’s a hunger in the province for change.
“There’s a recognition that the Sask party has been in government a long time and that they’ve run out of ideas, and people are looking for something new. What they’re not sure of yet is the new Democratic party under Ryan Meili, is that the direction to go.”
Meili will be making future stops around Lloydminster and North Battleford.