The SaskParty candidate for Regina Northeast had some questions to answer after it was disclosed that he signed an NDP petition to reverse cuts to education.
Gary Grewal reportedly signed an NDP petition to get the provincial government to reverse the cuts to education.
NDP candidate Yens Pedersen said the party found it strange a Sask party candidate disagrees with a move the Sask party government made.
“We just think even the Sask party candidate knows how disastrous these cuts have been and how hard felt these cuts have been to the people in the constituency,” Pedersen said. “He signed the petition a year ago, so I guess we’d like him to reiterate his call on the government to reduce the cuts.”
Despite reinvestment in the last number of months, Pedersen said there’s still a funding shortfall.
“If a thief steals $50 from you and gives back $20, you’re still down money, and that is money that vulnerable people are very hurt by, and the money hasn’t been restored.”
In a statement, Grewal admitted to signing the petition but did say Premier Scott Moe’s commitment to funding education caused him to believe the government is doing their part to improve education in Saskatchewan.